Who do you say I am?

[Jesus said] “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:15-16

The summer before my senior year in high school I worked the 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift as a waitress for a large hotel restaurant near the Des Moines airport. One morning another waitress said to me, “The Everly brothers are in sitting in your area.” I sauntered over to them and did the usual, “Good morning, what can I get for you?” The brothers, Don and Phil, were kind and engaging. After serving them, I asked for their autograph, and they graciously signed a napkin for me.

I must confess that I didn’t recognize the brothers. If the other waitress hadn’t clued me in, I would have treated them like any other patron–the same way I treated them even when I knew who they were. No doubt the way they preferred to be treated.

Jesus revealed his identity to the disciples and to the people he healed and preached to when the time was right. Many people know Jesus by name and by his ministry, but do not really know who he is. It’s when we take Jesus into our hearts as a personal Savior that his power in our life will be revealed–a little at a time–and the Jesus we thought we knew would become the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God Peter recognized.

Thank you, God, for revealing your Son to us. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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