Today’s Scripture Selection: Matthew 16:13-15

“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?’”

It has been called the “inescapable” question.

I suppose that for some that is true.  Others may go through life never worrying about it.

I know that for me, it has been so.

The son of Christian parents; the son of a Christian minister; now a minister myself – I ask it often.  “Who is Jesus?”

I ask that not because I haven’t thought about it many times before; or because I doubt my Christian faith.

I ask it because for me, learning about Jesus Christ is an ever unfolding story; even an adventure.

I never assume (or at least I try not to assume) that I know Christ completely.

I try to be open to the quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) nudging of the Spirit as I learn more about Jesus.

And, I enjoy walking with others on our shared life journey – our shared “faith” journey.

Sometimes I am in complete agreement with others about who Jesus is.  Other times, I enjoy a good disagreement, all in the spirit of learning.  Still other times, I find I am angry; indignant at what I believe to be a complete misunderstanding of who Christ is.

But, I always know that whatever I believe, I am still learning – still asking that inevitable question – “Who are you, Lord?”

And, even while experiencing His love and guidance and grace-filled presence, I hope that I continue to ask.

Because in asking – I learn more and more.

Prayer: Lord, teach me; open my heart and mind to what you want me to know about you.  Amen.

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3 thoughts on “Question

  1. What truth is in this one Paul. We are ever learning and coming to the truth. One day it shall be complete when we see Him.

    1. Yes! Thanks for your continued reading and comments.

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