My wife and I recently moved and transferred our church membership. All new members at Vanceburg Christian Church are given a brief survey to fill out. The completed survey is printed in the church newsletter to help people get to know the new members better.
One particular question on the survey really makes you think. It asks, “Other than Jesus, what Bible character do you identify with most? Why?”
For several years now, I have considered myself to be a lot like Timothy. He was sent to a local church to help the elders set things in order. He was told to preach the Word, evangelize the lost and train others to spread the faith.
Timothy and I not only share the same job description, we also seem to have the same personality. Since Paul encouraged Timothy to be bold and assertive, scholars believe that he was naturally a timid person. I see that in myself also. I have to remind myself from time to time to be more aggressive in addressing issues and solving problems.
I think it helps us in our journey of faith to be reminded that we are not alone. Others who are much like us have gone before us, giving us examples that we can follow.
What about you? Other than Jesus, which Bible character do you identify with most, and why?