It’s Personal

February 8th, 2016

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Mark 8:27—9:1
Almost everyone likes to be known and remembered. Someone we knew a long time ago asks, “Do you know who I am?” We may play a kind of guessing game before we come up with the right name.

When Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do you say I am?” He wasn’t playing a guessing game, but asking a very personal question. Many opinions were circulating about Him. Some said He was John the Baptist or Elijah. In His hometown, they called Him the carpenter, and Mary’s son.

Peter was right when he answered, “You are the Messiah,” but he didn’t understand fully what that meant. He couldn’t imagine a suffering Messiah.

The question is still asked, “Who is Jesus?” Many people acknowledge Him as one of the greatest people in human history, or a great teacher. Those who have met Him for themselves know He is so much more. This personal question comes to us: “Who is Jesus?” May we with full assurance be able to answer from our hearts: “I know Him. He has changed my life. He is my Savior and my Lord.”

Author: Juanita Nelting


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