We recently finished a series entitled “I AM” in which we looked at the seven “I am” statements Jesus makes in the Gospel of John. He says, “I am the bread of life”, “I am the light of the world”, “I am the door”, “I am the Good Shepherd”, “I am the way, the Truth and the Life”, “I am the Resurrection and the Life” and “I am the True Vine”. These statements are profound and multi-layered, revealing to us the identity of Jesus, and therefore, our identities too. In understanding who He is, we begin to understand who we are.
At the end of the day, once we have discovered who Jesus says He is, the question we need to answer for ourselves is the deep, probing, life-changing questions that He asked His disciples centuries ago: “Who do you say I am?”
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.”
That question echoes down through the ages to you and me today. Who do YOU say Jesus is? The answer to that will direct the course of your life and your eternity. If He really is God, and if you really believe it, is this reflected in your life? Does your life acknowledge Him as Lord?
Who do you say I am?
That is the ultimate question…