I am Alex.
I am a wife. A mother. A daughter. A sister.
I am a writer. A teacher. A dreamer.
I am a poet.
A fierce heart and an unbreakable spirit.
I am a reader.
Living wildly in my head.
I am me.
The Eternal One to Moses: I AM WHO I AM. This is what you should tell the people of Israel: “I AM has sent me to rescue you.” Exodus 3:14
How I define myself also relates to how I define God. I box Him in and confine Him with my labels.
But God cannot be defined. Will not be confined. He is the breaker of shackles, the destroyer of chains.
Not even death stood a chance. Against Him.
There is no name, but His. No other name under heaven. He is the bringer of rescue, wearing my deliverance as a priestly robe.
He is compassion. And mercy.
He is slow to anger.
Abundant in loyal love and truth.
He is forgiveness. And justice.
He is matchless.
Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams.
And His name?
His name? His name we’ll know in many ways—
He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Dear Father everlasting, ever-present never-failing,
Master of Wholeness, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
And He is coming.