February 20, 2020
Very simple reflection today: Just as Jesus asked Peter in person nearly 2,000 years ago, he asks us today, “Who do you say that I am?”
I challenge you to spend time in prayer today wrestling with that question. Imagine Jesus locking eyes with you, his hands on your shoulders, and asking you, “Who do you say that I am?”
Maybe your response would be, “Someone I call upon when in need,” or “A distant and disconnected deity,” or “My back-up plan if I should fail.” If so, is it your own need to be in control that has created this disconnect?
Maybe your response would be, “My friend,” or “My source and summit,” or “My everything.” If so, do you live your life accordingly?
Chances are you are somewhere in-between.
Spend some time in prayer today, asking yourself the question, “Who is Jesus to me?” Allow him to sit with you while you contemplate this question. Ask him to give you the courage to give up control and give yourself totally to him. Allow him to help craft your response.