Do you remember as a kid, when your teacher or some other adult would come into the room where you were sitting and call out your name, “Is there a Jane Doe here”? You would quickly throw up your hand and shout “That’s me!” You were so excited that someone was calling out your name. Sometimes, it meant you were in trouble for doing something wrong. Haven’t we all been there?! Ha ha. But regardless of the reason, this name-calling from someone in authority indicated he or she had something important to give or tell you…you were being singled out!
Or, I’m sure you recall flipping through the pages of an old family photo album (or flicking left or right on your smart phone for modern readers :) ), when suddenly, your mom comes across a baby picture of Little Johnny, and immediately you would exclaim, “That’s me, that’s me!!” Your eyes would light up and a huge smile would pop out on your face when your mother recognized you as her darling little boy with the milk mustache. You were such a special child to her!
Well, Big Kids, listen. Have I got great news for you! If you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you are identified by the Creator of the universe, our Heavenly Father, the Mighty God, as His child by faith in Christ!! God tells us in His Word in John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”!!
Hey, guess what? That’s me! That’s me He is referring to! It’s the scrawny kid with dirt on his face and mud all over his shoes that has been pointed out by the Everlasting Father as one of His very own children! The tiny babe in the manger, Whom we celebrate this Christmas season, came to earth to die for my sins, to take my place, so that I could become a part of His holy family!
What a glorious thought, that the King of Glory would want to acknowledge such a sinful person as I! But because of His sacrifice at the Cross, I can flip through the pages of the Holy Scriptures and wave my arms high in praise to the Great I AM and shout “That’s Me! That’s Me!” He made ME a child of the Living God! And He’s waiting to save You too. Believe in Christ today!