As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Who Am I?

A recent thought on my "Apples of Gold" daily calendar:

In Matthew 16, Jesus didn't tell his disciples that the important thing was to discover who they were, but "Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?" and "Whom say ye that I am?" Never are we told to get to know ourselves, but to know Him; it is no more I but Christ; beholding in a glass—not our own glory or discovering who we are—but, beholding Him, we become like Him; when we see Him, we shall be like Him—not because we have at last found out who we really are in Christ, but because we will see Him as He is!

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Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. ~ I John 3:2


  1. Cheryl, this is so refreshing. The whole world is trying to find out who they are. And it's a never-ending quest that can lead you down all sorts of ugly paths. I really needed to read these words this morning and be reminded of what really counts. Thank you.

  2. Yes..."a never-ending quest"...well put.


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