Who Am I?

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’”

— Revelation 1:8

“Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “Where am I going?” Sometimes these are called “college questions.” But by no means are they restricted to the college campus. I cannot imagine anyone in this world who has not at some time asked these penetrating questions.

Unfortunately, most people who ask these questions never seem to find satisfactory answers. I don’t believe they ever will unless they look outside of themselves and direct these same questions to another—to the One who holds in His hands the key to all things—Jesus Christ. We can ask the same “college questions” about Jesus, and as we discover the answers, we find answers to those questions for our own lives. So let’s ask them.

Who is Jesus? He says He is the eternal One, the Almighty, the Beginning and the End. Jesus is God the Son. In believing and affirming these truths about Christ, we can realize that we’re God’s creation, placed on earth by His will and His design. We’re His children.

Why did Jesus come here? He came to reconcile us to God. In our natural state, we are separated from God. God’s holiness and purity cannot coexist with our impurity and the filth in our hearts. And we can do nothing to bridge the distance between us and God. So Jesus Christ made a way, spanning the distance by His death on the cross. Whenever we go to Jesus Christ for cleansing and forgiveness, whether we come for the first time or for the billionth time, His death sufficiently atones for all. When we know why He came, we also know why we are here—to glorify Him and spread His kingdom.

Where was Jesus going? Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you … that where I am you may be also.” When we know where Christ has gone, we discover our final destination: Heaven, where we will live with Him for eternity. He’s already preparing it for us and will receive us to Himself as soon as our time on earth is done.

In Christ, we have the answers to all our questions about our purpose and our destiny. We know who we are, why we’re here, and where we’re going. Today thank Christ for providing those answers for you.

“Life is filled with meaning as soon
as Jesus Christ enters into it.”
Stephen Neill