Good Morning March 18

After a bit of discussion about who the people of Israel thought Jesus to be, Jesus looked at the disciples and asked, “But who do you say that I am?” It is a vital question. There have been a variety of answers over the past two thousand years, but it is a question that confronts each of us. It is a question we have been using in our Wednesday evening Lenten devotions at church. It is one thing to speculate and theologize about Jesus as the Son of God, the second Person of the Holy Trinity, God incarnate, both true God and true man. All of these are vital, but the question still comes down to Jesus looking into our eyes, and asking, “But who do you say that I am?” It is a question that touches the very depth of each life. If we answer with Peter, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”, then our entire life is changed. We are brought into a relationship with the living God, given an entirely different kind of life, a life that makes a difference now to all those we meet, and a life that has hope extending into eternity. There is Good News in Jesus, the Christ. Good News that we want all people to know.