Pondering for Thursday, March 26, 2020

Daily Office Readings for the Thursday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent: Year 2

Psalm 69:1-23(24-30)31-38; PM Psalm 73 Exod. 1:6-22; 1 Cor. 12:12-26; Mark 8:27-9:1

“He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered him, ‘You are the Messiah.” (Mark 8:29)

Our Lord Jesus had already asked his followers “who do the people say that I am?”   And rumors abound.  There were all kinds of responses.  Then he let the dust settle and he asked those who followed him “who do YOU say that I am?” 

The same question applies to us today, we who profess to be followers of our Lord Jesus as Christians. We hear all the time who the general public says that Jesus is.  Some folk are so confused that they don’t keep the history our Lord Jesus in New Testament when they speak of our Lord Jesus. Some will have him anywhere from being with Adam and Eve in the garden to being aboard the Mayflower as it made port in the Americas. Some even say that he is a figment of our imagination.  Fine for them, but who do YOU say that our Lord Jesus is?  And please, say who he is in your deeds rather than your words, even as you struggle to love all people.  Say who he is in prayer and deed as you do not return evil for evil.  Say who he is as you bless those who curse you. For this is who our Lord Jesus is; He is the Messiah!

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through the saints of God and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do.  John

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