I’ve been living in music lately. Maybe you do, too. Sometimes I forget who I am in the eyes of the One who made me, loves me, and died for me. This kind of amnesia is just never going to work!
A couple years ago I read a fabulous book that made a deep impression on me. If you know it, it probably made quite an impression on you, too. I blogged about The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee at the time in another space. There were several posts in the series, and I’ve toyed with moving them to this space sometime or reblogging them. In any case, one of the excerpts from the book on my refrigerator (crinkled, yellowed, faded floral paper and all) is this:
I have great worth apart from my performance because Christ gave His life for me and by so doing imparted great value to me.
I am deeply loved, fully pleasing, totally forgiven, accepted, and complete in Christ. ~McGee, The Search for Significance
When I forget who I am, this is the perfect reminder! Don’t you think?
Dear Abba, please don’t let me forget who I am to you. Whisper sweetly to my heart that I am precious in your sight, that you love me beyond words to the most sacrificial, loving act—giving up your only Son—for li’l, old me. That makes li’l, old me pretty special! My value is entwined in that very dark day on a hill called Golgotha. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
That’s some sweet, fragrant grace, no?
*The music video is not my own. Credit for the official Jason Gray “Remind Me Who I Am” video goes right back to those who created and own it.