“Have you heard about Jesus, they said? He is doing some phenomenal things. Things that only a GOD can do! Miracles!”
This must’ve been the talk around the town in Jesus’ day. He was out there healing others and teaching. He was unlike anything anyone had ever seen. He was sure to be the subject of rumors. He may have been a bit mysterious, but may have also made others uncomfortable….or intrigued.
At one point, Jesus asked His disciples about who people say He is. They replied the “safe” answer…”well, some say John the Baptist, or Jeremiah or Elijah”. Jesus replied to them that He wanted to know who His followers say He is.
Our friend Peter, who I can relate to because he tends to run his mouth quicker than he thinks things through, blurted this answer: “you are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
There is a lot to be said for your first instinctual response when asked who Jesus is to you. So, I ask…who is He to you?
Have you considered it?
If you’re not considering it, begin to. You don’t have to have it figured out right away. In fact, the faith that we come to through time and struggle is often the hard-won faith that lasts, but you do need to begin the process of asking who He is to you. If you want to delve further, look at Matthew 16: 13-20 again and see if your views align with those expressed. Let us know if you have any grand revelations.