Our Daily Bread 9 February 2019 Devotional – Discovering My True Self

Topic: Discovering My True Self [Our Daily Bread 9 February 2019 Devotional] Bible in a Year: Leviticus 6–7; Matthew 25:1–30

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Topic: Discovering My True Self [Our Daily Bread 9 February 2019 Devotional]

Bible in a Year: Leviticus 6–7; Matthew 25:1–30

We know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. – 1 John 3:2

Today’s Scripture & Insight: 1 John 2:28–3:3

Who am I? That’s the question a faded stuffed animal asks himself in the children’s book Nothing by Mick Inkpen. Left in a dusty corner of an attic, the animal hears movers call him “nothing” and thinks that’s his name: Nothing.

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Encounters with other animals spark memories. Nothing realizes that he used to have a tail, whiskers, and stripes. But it’s not until he meets a tabby cat who helps him find his way home that Nothing remembers who he truly is: a stuffed cat named Toby. His owner lovingly restores him, sewing on new ears, tail, whiskers, and stripes.

Whenever I read this book, I think about my own identity. Who am I? John, writing to believers, said that God has called us His children (1 John 3:1). We don’t fully understand that identity, but when we see Jesus, we will be like him (v. 2). Just like Toby the cat, we will one day be restored to the identity intended for us, which has been marred by sin. For now, we can understand that identity in part, and we can recognize the image of God in each other. But one day, when we see Jesus, we will be fully restored to the identity God intended for us. We will be made new.

Today’s Reflection
Where do I find my identity? According to Scripture, how does God view me?

 

This message was written By Amy Peterson [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]

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Our Daily Bread 9 February 2019 Devotional - Discovering My True Self

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