Shepherd Daily Devotional – Where are you from?

“Linking our parentage to God is vital because it is through Adam that we all came into this world.”

Written By Ben Dankaka

Meditation – Isaiah 64:8

Whether it is in formal or informal situations, the question, “where are you from?” is one the most common statements of inquiry. In most cases, the question is raised by those who want to know a person’s roots. Whenever this common question is asked, we are quick to mention our nationality, race, ethnic background, parental lineage or home town. Although these areas may satisfy the curiosity of the inquirer, it doesn’t actually provide the appropriate answer. In the real sense, you and I are not from any country, race, ethnic group, or village. We cannot even limit our roots to our family tree. So if we aren’t from any of these areas, where are we from? Did we come from monkeys as the Darwinian Theory suggests?

After God indicated His interest to create man in His likeness, the Scriptures say, “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” Since the dust was created by God, we can trace our roots to God. Also, note that it was after God breathed His spirit into the body that man came alive. So both our body and spirit came from God. Linking our parentage to God is vital because it is through Adam that we all came into this world. When people fail to do so, they would likely worship their ancestors or idols. Note how Paul reacted in Athens when he saw a lot of idols. He said to the people, “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” Brethren, always see yourself as a member of God’s family.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for creating me. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 2:7; Acts 17:16-29

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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