July 1, 2021

Tyler Keese
27 Jesus and his disciples left Galilee and went up to the villages near Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say you are one of the other prophets.” 29 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.”
Mark 8:27-29

I am extremely thankful that Jesus is personal. In these few verses, Jesus asks his disciples who they say He is. As we see, Jesus was known by many different names and labels. We see here that Jesus cared enough to lean into his disciples and see who they personally say He is. Peter’s reply is simple yet profound: “You are the Christ.” Peter acknowledged Jesus at that moment as being his Savior, his Lord. In other words, he said Jesus was exactly who He had claimed to be. The awesome part of this is that throughout the rest of Peter’s life, we see him live for the glory of Jesus. Did he make mistakes? Yes. Was he perfect? No. In the end, there was no doubt that Jesus was Peter’s Lord.

Who do you say Jesus is? May today we reflect on the lordship of Jesus. May our actions and encounters reflect that Jesus is exactly who He says He is.