Who Am I?

1 Samuel 18:18: “But David said to Saul, ‘Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s clan in Israel, that I should become the king’s son-in-law?’’

David felt awe and unworthiness in his status as son-in-law of the king.

David was the youngest of Jesse’s sons and had been a shepherd when the prophet Samuel anointed him as the next king.

Each of us can ask a similar question, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s side, that I should become a child of God?”

When God answers our prayers, we can ask, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s side, that God should answer my prayers?”

When we think of divine intercession, we can ask, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s side, that Jesus should intercede for me at the right hand of God and the Holy Spirit should intercede for me with groans that words cannot express?”

If we have a job, a home and a car, we can ask, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s side, that I should have a job, a home, and a car?”

When I sat across from Dr. James Dobson in Colorado Springs, I silently asked through tears, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s side, that I should sit with Dr. James Dobson for a radio interview?”

On my way out the building, Shirley Dobson walked in. She graciously let my publicist take a picture of me with her. Once again, I asked silently, “Who am I, and what is my family or my father’s side, that I should have my picture taken with Shirley Dobson?”

God gives each of us unbelievable blessings and delightful surprises because of his eternal unconditional love for us.

Dear God, help me be thankful that I am your child. Amen.

Application: When will you thank God this week for all his blessings to you?

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