"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered, "You are the Messiah."
As impulsive as ever, but correct this time, Peter blurts out his answer. Can't you just visualize the joy and relief on Jesus' face upon hearing this from one of the group of disciples for whom He had had little hope just days before? They had witnessed miracle upon miracle without realizing the truth about Him; Jesus had to be pondering, "Won't the light ever break through?" Up until this point, Jesus may have been wondering, too, if He had even chosen the right company of men with whom to surround Himself. Peter's declaration lifted the veil from the eyes of the others and paved the way for Jesus to tell them what the Messiah, the Anointed One, the Savior, the Deliverer, the Christ, must endure before all can be made new.
If you were to ask someone today, "Who do you say I am?", what answer would you be given? What would you expect? Would it not depend upon whom you were asking? How many people do you know could go beyond the, "Why, you're (your name placed here), of course!" I've heard it said that the more "names" a person has, the more beloved this person is by others. Can you think of all the names you have been given with endearment that say something about who you truly are inside? I do hope you will share here, but remember, no matter how many loving nicknames and monikers you and I have been given, God beats us by a country mile!
Please visit this site and call Him by His profound and blessed names~
Psalms 78:1-39 or 78:40-72
2 Samuel 7:``18-29
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