A little known fact about me is that I have seen every episode of the original CSI television show that ran for 15 years on CBS from 2000-2015. The show was set in Las Vegas and was twice named “most-watched show in the world” during its amazing run on TV. In case you’re wondering, 15 years is a long time in the television industry! I was always fascinated by the storylines and how the team used science and problem solving skills to solve murder mysteries, like real SBI agents do every day. The theme song for this show was a song by The Who ironically titled, “Who Are You?” The song is very catchy because the band repeats that phrase throughout the song and then sings “Who, Who, Who, Who.” Another part of the song says, “Who are you? I really want to know.” Pretty clever theme song for a show about forensic investigators trying to discover the identity of creepy people who commit crimes!
Let me put on my CSI hat for a second and ask the question: Who are you? What I mean is, how would you answer this question? Would you tell me your name, your gender, your grade in school, your profession? Usually when asked, we introduce ourselves by name and further describe ourselves with interests we have. We do this a lot in youth group and say things like, “My name is Jacob and I like to run.” There is nothing wrong with this, but does it really answer the question?
To put it simply, we are many things, but first and foremost, we are children of God. 1 Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” Many other scriptures in the Bible remind us that we were created in the image of God (like Christ), which means it’s very important we understand that. God already knows who we are, but if someone else really wants to know who you are; show & tell them you are a member of the body of Christ (and tell them that they are too).
Who are you? I really want to know.