For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
One of my teachers back in the day used to constantly remind us of our standing in the school. We were in the advanced classes, which were separate from what was known at the time as the 'slower' track.
I can remember her now, 'Remember who you are.'
This directive was most often given just prior to our going into the hallway to go for lunch or a break, or on a field trip. She would say, 'You are our very best, the cream of the crop, the brightest and most well-behaved. So, remember who you are.'
The verse of scripture quoted above reminds us of who we are. We are God's, conceived, developed, born, and bred in the very heart of Deity.
This does not depend on your intellect, or achievements, or family heritage, or anything else. In fact, it depends on nothing whatsoever. It just is. You are God's workmanship, a reflection of His own qualities.
And that, my friends, is good news!
Song: 'Because of Whose I Am' by Reba Rambo McGuire, daughter of famous and prolific songwriter Dottie Rambo. Here Reba sings one of her own classic compositions.