It’s one of those pastoral phrases that we say to one another and to those we serve: “Remember who you are and Whose you are.” It’s a phrase of encouragement, a bit of poetry intended to ground our feet on the path and to steady our quavering hearts. You are you — with all of your faults and foibles, gifts and stories, shaped and ever-forming in the image of God — and you belong to that very God.
Across our RevGalBlogPals blogging network, the same truth is ringing with gentle & joyful acclamation: “Remember who you are and Whose you are.”
+ you are a traveler, and you are not alone (An Unfinished Symphony)
+ you are joyful and — sometimes, amazingly — carefree and youthful (Snow Day)
+ you are a treasure not measured by wealth (Liberation Theology Lutheran)
+ you may be situationally stuck, but “stuck” does not define your being (Kick Boxing Believers)
+ you are called to live as a testimony to the Holy One (At the Table with April Fiet)
And if you are still struggling with you and still struggling with God, may the beauty and liveliness of a church garden hold your questions and encourage your spirit:
“Okay my mortal friend? Do not despair
Just take a deep breath of the garden air
And know that all of this one day will go
Along with all the things you seem to know.”
(The Church Garden Gang, chapter one by Kate Newman)
Be well, friends, and rest in God’s grace. Remember who you are and Whose you are. Have an encouragement to contribute from your own blog? Share a link in the comments!