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This is Me, and the Word

Post by Pastor Stephen

The other day I watched the movie The Greatest Showman about P.T. Barnum and his circus. It’s a fantastic musical with incredible storytelling through dance and song. The central anthem of the film is called This is Me sung by Keala Settle. Take a look at the video.

This is Me is a powerful anthem of identity and liberation and living who you are in the face of incredible opposition. While This is Me is not explicitly a Christian anthem… though much of it could be, many of the themes found in this song are themes that God has planted in my heart through Sunday worship. And specifically I have learned these through the Word of God as it is read, preached, and sung.

Keala sings,
“But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious”

I learned not to let others break me down to dust because what others think or do isn’t what matters, what matters is what God says of me. And God has said that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. God has said that I am beloved. God has said that I am loved forever. God has said “I go to prepare a place for you.” And I know that God will not go back on his word. God will not abandon me. Even if everyone wants to break me down to dust, I cling to who God says I am and who God has made me to be. In that faith, I can sing with Keala, “I make no apologies, this is me.”

Think about what God says of his people as you read Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.