Who Do You Say I Am

“You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

“But who do you say that I am?”

Who do I say that Jesus is? Well, to me, Jesus is a teacher. He is a friend. He was born as the Son of God. As a Catholic, I believe that Jesus existed for our sake. His purpose was to enlighten us with the Good News and to save us. He loves each and everyone of us. Now, it is our mission to introduce others to Jesus.

Matthew 16:13-20

In verse 16 in chapter 16 of the Gospel of Matthew, Simon Peter says to Jesus, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Based off of the footnotes, this means that Jesus was to be our savior that the Lord sent to the people of earth. This is an example of the never ending love that God harnesses for us.

Additional Biblical Passages

Isaiah 7:14

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; the young woman, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel."

John 14:6

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"


Significance

These two biblical passages are significant to me because they stress the importance of Jesus before and after He was born. In the first passage, "Emmanuel" means “with us is God.” It was foreshadowed in the Old Testament that a Holy companion would come. In the second passage, Jesus describes himself as "the way and the truth and the life." This has always been one of my favorite biblical passages because whenever I am lost or confused, I pray and can find comfort in my faith.

I spy with my eye, Jesus!

My image of Jesus is rays of sunlight coming through clouds. It is easy for me to see Jesus in this setting because it makes me think of how through tough times and turmoil, He is always there for us, shining through the darkness. He rises above this darkness and evil to help us see the light.