Last Sunday in our Lifegroup, we discussed the passage in Matthew where Jesus is asking his disciples who people say that He is. They respond stating that some people believe he is Jeremiah, Elijah or even John the Baptist. But then He asks them a pointed question, “Who do you say I am?”
As we were studying this, the question was posed to the class of who do we say Jesus is. The question “Who do you say Jesus is” was written large across the whiteboard and every individual in the class walked up to the board and wrote a word or two describing who Jesus is to them. These are some of the words I saw scribbled up on the board:
All these words struck me as not one single word was the same – no one wrote down anything that was already written on the board. Everyone had something unique to say about who Jesus was to them and I loved that Jesus is all those things (and even more), but they were all demonstrated in different capacities in everyone’s life.
The person who wrote “rock” shared that he just got married and Jesus was the rock in which they would build their marriage; another woman said that when her husband was gone traveling on business, if she was scared she would pray to Jesus for protection and He provided her comfort; yet another talked about God’s beautiful creation and how magnificent it was.
Who do I say Jesus is? I wrote that Jesus was the Speaker of Truth in my life. Lately, He’s been playing that role very strongly and I relish it. I love that I can rest in His truth and know it IS truth; He washes away lies and doubts that enter my heart and mind with interruptions of His promises and true, everlasting words.
So how about you, who do you say Jesus is?