Friday, April 29, 2011
Who is He?
“But what about you?” he (Jesus) asked. “Who do you say I am?” -Matthew 16:15
I love it how Jesus here gets right to the heart of the matter. He asks the disciples straight out, “Who do you say I am?” He comes forward and ask the tough question about what they really believe. But what is interesting is when Jesus asked this question. He didn’t ask this question in the middle of the Last Supper. But he asked this during the times where things were going good. But at least one of them, Peter, answered it right. But this is a valid question that should be asked of every person who is the follower of Christ. What if Jesus came today and asked the question right in my face? See what we answer will determine how your life is lived.
When I hear this verse it reminds me to come back to the basics. Who is Jesus? Though I know the answer intellectually, but do I truly understand the answer and do I believe it with all my heart. That is what I have to determine. Who is Jesus to me? I know that sometimes I can say the right answer but my actions are different. Today, Jesus ask me and maybe all of us, “Who do you say I am?” Do I really believe He is the Messiah only when my back is against the wall? Or only when I am at the end of my rope? Or, do I really believe He can save when things are easy? I must be like Peter and see Jesus for who he really is. He is God during the good times and the bad. Who is Jesus to me? I hope to say He is God, not only in mouth but in action no matter the season.
Lord thank you for this question. Help me sink the answer from my head to my heart.