Who Am I?
Titus West | December 10, 2021

It’s that time of year when the scene all around us changes. Leaves have changed into beautiful colors and fallen off the trees. It’s chilly in the mornings turning into the perfect 72 degrees by mid-day. The days have gotten shorter leaving us with more time to look up at the stars. It’s hard for a Christian to come into the Fall season and not be in awe of the creation in which we live.

I often find myself feeling insignificant when I look around at all the amazing things I believe God does on Earth, leaving me to ask the all too familiar question, “Who am I that God would care about me?” I begin to feel that my faith is wavering when I have thoughts like this. Thankfully, King David also asked this question in Psalm 8:3-4, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?”

The conclusion that David came to was that he would find his answer to that question by looking at the responsibilities God gave to him/man.

“Psalm 8:5-9, “Yet you have made him (man) a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

God gives man worth by giving man responsibilities in His creation and doing God’s will. God put man in such a position on this Earth, that all things He created here, man was given dominion over. As Christians, we are also representatives of God on this Earth doing the “work of His hands.” So, if you’re ever looking around and start feeling small and insignificant, remember that you are a significant part of creation. Being/taking a part of God’s creation/plan is “who you are.”