You. It’s the only pronoun in the English language that can be a subject and an object, singular or plural. Not even I can do that.
Jesus says that you are the light and salt of the earth. Jesus said that. That kind of puts a lot of responsibiility on us, eh?
There’s an old cartoon where an old man is driving his truck and his wife is leaning against the passenger window and she says, “Remember when we were teenagers. We used to sit right next to each other in this truck.” And then he says, “Well I haven’t moved.”
Sometimes I think this is how God is with us.
“Remember God, when we were inseparable? When I was right where you were and I knew you were with me too. I miss that.”
Then God says, “I haven’t moved. I’m right where you left me.”
God loves you. And that makes you important. Whether you’re a pastor or you’re the drunk on the corner. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. He stands at the door and knocks but the knob is on your side.
I was thinking about the pronoun you today… No other pronoun can do what you can do…. And to God, no one is as important as you.
I’m reminded of the old army posters, “I WANT YOU.” with Uncle Sam pointing his finger straight at you…
Not, ‘I want the straight A students. I want the strongest, the fastest and the brightest.” But you.
Whoever “you” may be. God wants you. No matter what you’ve been through. No matter what addictions you’re battling with, God wants you. God loves you like you were his son/daughter. As a matter of fact, he loves you so much, He did send the one He loved most to die for you. The least you could do is live for him.
The power lies with you. All you do is have to accept the responsibiility. You just have to say “Yes.”
And that’s all I have to say about that.