Remind me who I am.

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Jason Gray: “If only we could learn to run to Christ, the One who calls us His beloved, His bride, the child that He chose to welcome into His family. We would hear Him tell us that we are enough because He says so. We would hear Him call us His treasure, and we would come alive.”

When we are at our worst, we are persons who have forgotten who we are at our best. Or, we simply don’t know who we are anyways.  If there is pressure to be “at our best” just to remember who we are, I suspect we can be woefully hard on ourselves.

Who am I at my worst, or at my best?  It should be no surprise that this fundamental question of identity was one that Dietrich Bonhoeffer struggled with while in prison before his death. In his poem of the same name, he ends with:

“Who am I? They mock me, these lonely questions of mine.  Whoever I am, Thou knowest, O God, I am thine!”

When we forget who we are, we need to be reminded.  These lyrics of Jason Gray speaks to the beautiful Christian idea that our identity is found in “whose we are.”  May you pray this with joy:

“Remind Me Who I Am”

When I lose my way,
And I forget my name,
Remind me who I am.
In the mirror all I see,
Is who I don’t wanna be,
Remind me who I am.
In the loneliest places,
When I can’t remember what grace is.

Tell me once again who I am to You,
Who I am to You.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to You,
That I belong to You.
To You.

When my heart is like a stone,
And I’m running far from home,
Remind me who I am.
When I can’t receive Your love,
Afraid I’ll never be enough,
Remind me who I am.
If I’m Your beloved,
Can You help me believe it.

Tell me once again who I am to You,
Who I am to You, whoa.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to You.
That I belong to You.
To You.

I’m the one you love,
I’m the one you love,
That will be enough,
I’m the one you love.

Tell me once again who I am to You.
Who I am to You.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to You,
That I belong to You, oh.

Tell me once again who I am to You.
Who I am to You.
Tell me lest I forget who I am to You,
That I belong to You.
To You.

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About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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3 Responses to Remind me who I am.

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