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Identity

Melinda Williams

Who do you say that I am?
It’s a serious question,
requiring a serious answer.
Who do you say that I am?
Because I don’t think I know anymore.
Am I the image held clearly in the mirror,
the body, the face, the hair
that doesn’t always work
for me?
Am I the mind agonizing over life,
sometimes brilliant,
sometimes less,
always testing, protesting something?
Am I the target group for retail sales,
naively buying into a scheme,
trading in my dreams
for the right pair of shoes?
Am I the things I do—
a jock, a brain, a clown,
a fool?
Tell me why it should matter
that I’m a child of God
when tomorrow at school
I need to be cool.
And nobody looking will see
me and you.
They’ll just see me,
and I don’t know who to be.

Think how much the Father loves us. He loves us so much that he lets us be called his children, as we truly are.
1 John 3:1a (CEV)

 

5-SECOND PRAYER: God, who am I?

 

— from devozine (January/February 2004). Copyright © 2003 by Upper Room Ministries. All rights reserved.

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