DAY 364 OF 365 IN 2021
A REMINDER OF WHO WE ARE
It is rather odd to be reminded of who we are just when the year is about to turn the corner but the word of God is never accidental and it comes to accomplish that which it has been sent to do. Today therefore, the message to the us is to reorient ourselves of who we are and whose we are.
In particular, reading this letter of John, it is interesting to note that his message is written in the present tense. It sounds ‘achieved and done’ not in the process of being done, but an acknowledgement of completion. He presents a short list: “I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.( 1 John 2:14)“
However, it is a list that can be expanded to include many more on the basis of the word of God: I write to you :
because you are strong and you are an overcomer;
because you are loved and because you are the apple of God’s eye;
because you are a victor and a carrier of the favour of God,
In short, I write to remind you of all that you already are in God.
Beloved, knowing who we are is the starting point to knowing what we can do and the extent to which we can reach.