REVELATION OF CHRIST
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Who is Jesus Christ to you? This is the most important question you will ever answer. To some, He is a way out of trouble, to others a ticket to heaven, and to many people today, He is the way to a “better life now”. The question remains, who do you say Jesus is?
To Adam and Eve He was the promised seed, to Noah He was the ark of protection. For Abraham, Christ was Melchizedek, our heavenly high priest, for Moses the Prophet yet to come. David saw Him as the promised Son, and for Isaiah, He was the suffering servant. Jeremiah glimpsed the righteous branch and Ezekiel was caught up in Him as the wheel in the middle of a wheel. Daniel’s friends saw Jesus Christ as the fourth man in the fire, and for Daniel, He was the Ancient of Days. Micah spoke of the one whose goings forth were from the days of eternity, Zechariah saw Him as the finishing stone in the Holy Temple. Malachi prophesied of the Son of Righteousness who would arise with healing in His beams. Lazarus embraced Him who was the Resurrection and the Life, the blind man “saw” Him as the Light of the world. John the Baptist proclaimed the arrival of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and He who baptizes in The Holy Spirit. Paul followed the One who was a light shining to the nations of the world, Peter built his life on Christ the cornerstone of the house of God. The Apostle John was struck with the Light of His Glory as he fell at the feet of the One who is the Alpha and the Omega.
For all of us, the question still remains, “Who do men say, that I, the Son of Man am?” Even more importantly, who do you say He is. The world we live in can be quite confusing, especially for those who have never experienced the love of Christ for themselves. Does He take all of the problems away, absolutely not. Is He enough to keep you in the midst of a troubled world, definitely. Who is Christ to me? He is the pearl of great price, He is the treasure hidden in a field, He is my portion, and my faithful friend and counselor. He sustains, satisfies, empowers, and keeps me. Is He enough? He is more than I ever imagined.