Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Who Am I?


Who Am I?

One of the most enduring questions down the ages is:
Who Am I?
Along with, Why am I here?, and What is the purpose of life?

It used to be common for young people to go to Europe, or India to "find themselves." (To which my attitude has always been - What, go to India to find yourself? Just look in the mirror! There you are!!!)

Jesus asked this same question, but with a very different slant. Who Am I?

13 "When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

I think it is hard for us to understand what a huge statement this was. The Messiah. The Long Awaited One. The Savior. Christ.

Jesus understood the significance of that little statement:

17 "Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven."

This is huge, Jesus is saying. So huge, in fact, that it was revealed to you by God the Father!!

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