Summary: This is a question of utmost significance who had been looking for his true self."Who am I"? May this message bring you to an encounter of who you really are....
This is a question of utmost significance who had been looking for his true self."Who am I"? Let this message bring you to an encounter of who you really are...
Of all God’s creation, only man searches for an answer to this ancients of question. Many have temporarily answered it,even theorized it, but Jesus in this parable have shown who we really are. Let us be reminded that we are created according to the image of Our Creator Himself. That should be settled first because without it, we would be running in circles with nowhere to go,just like a dog trying to catch his tail.
Today, let us settle this old-age question and find the answer from the greatest Teacher who ever lived,Jesus who became human and lived here on earth among us. He will tell us assuredly what He knew and have seen "for Only I,the Son of Man,have come to earth and will return to heaven again"(John3:13 NLT).
Who am I? would be answered by one simple verse of a parable in Matthew13:44 and see how God expound His answer to the Only One who could explain;
The verse was a Parable which means to say it was a story to illustrate,symbolizing a truth in interesting form and making them be revealed to interested hearers and be hidden to those who are not attentive and concerned. They impart instruction,comfort and rebuke to listeners.
Jesus was the Man in the parable. The Field was the World (verse38). And you,including me and to everyone who had been called by God by His grace was the hidden treasure.
Who am I?
I-YOU WERE HIDDEN:
You were hidden by Christ... protected, cared and planned for a purpose. Look at the verse again... You were hidden in the world. You were hidden even before you were called. Jesus also had his hidden years. Notice in the Bible that Our Lord’s childhood days were obscure except in the Gospel of Luke where a glimpse of the boy Jesus was given little attention. The same with everyone of us.
How were you hidden? You’re hidden because just like everybody else you were once far away from God,dead in trespasses and sin,as you conducted yourself according to the dictates of the"prince of the power of the air."
BUT WE HAVE BEEN FOUND!
Once Christ found us,He hid us again.Jesus hide us after He found us just as what He said on His prayer to Our Father..."Now,I am departing from the world;I am leaving them behind and coming to You,Holy Father, keep them and care for them,because they don’t belong to the world,just as I do not.I am not asking You to take them out of the world,but keep them safe from the evil one. They are not part of the world anymore than I am.Make them pure and holy by teaching them Your words of truth.As You sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world"(John17:11,14-18 NLT).
So you see,you have been hidden twice. When you were still sinner,and then after Jesus found you. Christ hid you once more by sending you right back into the world! He did not glorify you immediately or put you in the pedestal,but simply returns you into the world. The world hides you but in a different way after your calling than before it. Though you are no longer of the world,you still look like it. You have not changed much except internally, that is, spiritually.