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Thursday, September 13th, '18

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WHO AM I?

"And Moses, said unto God, Who am I...?" (Exodus 3:11)

 

The confused man stumbles toward you there on the park bench. He breaks your concentration from the morning newspaper. "Excuse me, sir, but I'm in a small dilemma. I think I have bumped my head and don't know who or where I am". You ask questions to jog his memory. What a nice man, dressed in a lustrous tux, though somewhat scuffed, and the guy could use a bath. "I'm sorry, but if you can't give me a phone number or picture ID all I can do is direct you to the police department", you answer. Then a man comes running from down the street, hollering, "Adam, Adam, we've been looking all over for you! Thank God you're alive!" Turns out Adam is a concert violinist, in town for a weekend symphony, who had suffered a serious fall while taking an evening walk.

 

Tozer uses a similar imagery to illustrate how many millions walk around as amnesia cases, having forgotten, if they ever knew it, their true identities. The original Adam took a horrible tumble and bumped his head. The amnesia became congenital; we all inherited the memory lapse. There he hid behind the trees of the garden sewing a fig leaf tux not knowing he was earth's crowning creation. A man in such a state doesn't know if he is a violinist or villain. He wanders around in a daze. Moses also had suffered memory loss and stolen identity. When Jehovah arrested him at the burning bush Moses shuddered, "Who am I?" What contrast in Jehovah's testimony, "I AM THAT I AM!" Moses asked, "Who am I?" God answered, "I AM". The man who knows who God is will soon find out who he himself is.

 

Who am I? I am a sinner, true, but strip back the fig leaves, nametags and peer pressured conformities and underneath there is one made in the likeness and image of God. Same with you. The exterior may be scuffed a little, maybe even damaged beyond recognition. Adam, the violinist needed a bath but irregardless he was loved...and wanted...and hunted by his friends. They weren't going to quit searching until Adam was found.

 

God ran through the garden hollering, "Adam, Adam where art thou? We've been looking all over for you!" He didn't write off the guy with the bump to his noggin. I love the fact that he called earth's first parent by name. When we don't know who we are God always knows. The amnesia victim needs another to confirm his identity. Only One really knows you. Only One has the credentials to sign the release form at the police precinct and take you back home. This is the gospel, the truth that wanderers and wonderers are loved and can be restored. Adam forgot his name but when a violin was placed back in his hands the music poured out from within. He forgot his name, address and telephone number but not his passion. There is music inside each of us, art, love, healing, virtue, but many don't realize it and never will if someone doesn't call them by their real name. Jesus said to a confused fisherman, "Thou art Simon, but thou shalt be called Peter" (John 1:42). Only Jesus has the power to say you are one thing but shall become another. He holds the birth certificate and knows all about our beginning and ancestry, but He also safeguards the title deed to what we shall become once restored and discipled. Inside is a concert violinist, a vital instrument in heaven's symphony. Don't settle to be a wanderer in the park, drifting bench to bench, hoping someone else will name you...because not everyone out there sees the real you inside.


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