Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday, February 18th

Who am I?

Am I Lazarus – soul sick, dying, trapped in a tomb, brought to life, transformed? Am I his sister Martha – busy, worried, distracted by many things, able to believe and declare that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God? Am I Mary – grieving so greatly that Jesus wept, listening so gracefully at Jesus’ feet?

Who are we?

We might respond to that question of identity in many different ways at any given time. But though it all, we hold to what Lazarus and his sisters knew when their friend Jesus called “come out.” We are those whom God helps. His children. His creation. His beloved. Those in whom He delights.

Those whom He transforms. We are as He made us, and as he remakes us, every day.

Dear Lord, help us know that you are God. You made us, and we are yours; we are your people, the sheep of your pasture. {Psalm 100}

Jenifer Shaw

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad for this blog during Lenten season. Thank you! I have enjoyed the previous ones very much. Blessings


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