“When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, even the beasts of the field, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas. Oh Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8
I can almost see King David sitting up on the cliffs near En Gedi, staring out into space and wondering, “Who am I and what am I doing on earth?” David must have blown away by the fact that the Creator of the heavens and the earth created him to serve Him. How about you? Are you blown away by that truth?
I am. I can’t believe the Lord chose a sinner like me to serve Him. It makes no sense at all, but because I trust in His grace, I believe in all seriousness He has indeed chosen me. The apostle Paul certainly took his calling to serve the Lord very seriously. That’s why he wrote in Romans 12:1-2, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
This Sunday morning we will be opening Romans 12:3-5 in order to answer the question, “Who Am I?” Paul will show us that through self-examination we can not only learn the answer to that question, but also how we can serve our Creator. It is only when we learn that He created us to serve Him that we will experience the abundant joy He promises.
God bless you all and hope to see you on Sunday!