Who Do You Say He Is?
Luke 9:18-20, “And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” So they answered and said,” John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
“But who do you say that I am?”. That is the most important question you will answer in your life. Who do you say Jesus is?
Maybe Jesus is a character in a children’s Bible story you remember; a good person you learned about as a child. Maybe He is the person you call out to in time of need, as a last resort, when everything else fails. Maybe He is to you, a good moral teacher, but not really relevant to this life, or the journey you’re on. Maybe, you’ve surrendered your life to Him and He is your Savior and Lord. I hope he’s the latter! I hope, to you, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and also your best friend, your strength, your hope, your guide!
It is easy to answer His question correctly when everything is going ok in your life. It’s easy to answer who He is when everyone in your family is healthy, there is money in your bank account, and your job is going well. But what about when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. What about when the smooth road suddenly turns rocky? What happens when sickness, or death, visits your family? What about when you lose a job, or you are betrayed by someone you thought loved you? This is when it’s get hard, and fear and doubt cloud everything. This is when our faith can get tested. This is when we might ask why is this happening, or where are you Jesus?
This life can cause us to stumble, waver, doubt and be gripped with fear and worry. But no matter our circumstances, or our feelings, Jesus is still who He is! He is the same yesterday, today and forever! He is still seated at the right hand of God on His throne, and He is also there in you in His Spirit guiding you, renewing you, strengthening you and loving you! He is there with us throughout this life that is full of trouble. He is using everything for our ultimate good, shaping us and molding us. It’s our job to believe, trust and obey! He knows best and He’s got us! This is good news! He came to save us from our sin and guide us through this life to our heavenly home! He’s King of Kings and Lord of Lords! He’s coming back to restore everything to Himself! So no matter what is going on in your life, take heart! The story isn’t over! Answer the question today; who is Jesus to you?