“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:15
Jesus asked Simon Peter this question; my Pastor challenged us with the same question last week. Who do we say Jesus is? I have been thinking about it for a week off and on now.
Who is Jesus to me?
Truthfully, it depends on when you ask me that question.
He is . . .
My anchor that keeps me steady when the storms of life hit.
My rock that I stand firm on when the ground around me falls away.
The potter who picks up the pieces of my broken life and molds me back to where and who He wants me to be.
The breath of life that keeps me going.
The shelter that I seek when life is overwhelming.
My strength when I am too weak to move forward.
The light that shines bright so I can find my way in the darkness.
The voice of wisdom that speaks from the pages of scripture.
My protector who saved me from so many storms.
My Father, who holds and comforts me in His arms.
Most of all, He is my Lord and Savior, who died on that cross so that I could have the Hope to face all of the trials of this world.
He is my Risen Savior who sits and intercedes on my behalf to the Father when I can’t find the words to speak.
He is the Returning King who will return one day to collect His children.
So thankful that I am a child of the one true King.
Who do you say Jesus is?
Lord, I pray that this Holy Week, people consider that question you asked Peter. “Who are you to them?” If they can’t answer or do not know, help them find people who can talk to them and tell them about you. Lord, help them see you and understand how much you love them. Keep knocking on their hearts, Lord, and use us to be a witness to those around us who need the Hope that only you can bring. Thank you for sending Jesus to die for our sins. Thank you for Resurrection Sunday and the Hope that you gave us. In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.