Who do you say Jesus is? This is one of the most important questions you ever answer. Who is Jesus to you? Is Jesus a philosopher, a teacher, a radical social activist or something more personal, maybe even life-changing? This is what Peter answered to Jesus’ question:
Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16, CEB,*)
How about you? Is Jesus a savior to you? Do you think Jesus is the son of God? Do you believe God is a living God? An active God who moves and works in the world and in your life? A wild God who loves you and does anything to be in a loving relationship with you? I certainly hope so. Because when we meet Christ, the son of the living God, not only our lives are changed but also our destiny is changed.
But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him. (Phil.3:20-21, MSG,*)
How do you think a front man of a world-known rock band would answer Jesus’ question? Here’s what Bono says who Jesus is:
(Great answers, Bono! God bless you!)
I hope that we don’t just know Jesus but live and breath Jesus.
That we truly live like sons and daughters of the living God, abiding in Christ. That we truly act like the followers of the risen Christ. empowered by grace. That we love and serve like the heirs of the kingdom of God, equipped by the Holy Spirit.
Because if we do, then we really know who Jesus is.
You are the living God at work in our lives,
we praise you!
Jesus is Christ your son,
we praise him!
Your Holy Spirit enables, equips and empowers us,
we praise you!
Thank you that we can by grace be embraced by you.
Be praised forever and ever!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Who is Jesus to you?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you get to know Jesus and live and breath Jesus!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I've used while preparing each post.]Pin It