By Cami Asher

Matthew 16:15-16

He asked, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

"Who Do You Say That I Am?"

My response if asked, "Who do you say that I am?" would be that Jesus is the son of God. After thirteen years of Catholic school, I have known Jesus to be the facts in a religion text book. But after reflection, I have found that he is so much more.

He is God's ultimate gesture of love. Our father sent him down to show that He truly cares for us - enough to send his own son down to become incarnate.

He is a role model for all. His is the perfect example of how to live out God's word in our daily lives.

While I have learned that he is so much more than that which can be memorized, I still have much to discover about Jesus, and I believe that that is my task - to find out who I truly think Jesus is.

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonerful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Revelation 2:8

Jesus is the First and the Last.

Matthew 16:13-20 Footnotes

The footnotes of this section discuss that Peter is the chosen one whose name means "rock", and he is the one on which the Church will be built. Peter is the one whose "authority in the church on earth will be confirmed in heaven."

This resonates with me because Jesus is making a point of not being exclusive within himself. He knows that there are people who love him and whom he loves us, so there truly is trust between someone so influential and those who follow after him 2000 years later.

Ben Fankhauser -- "Belief" by Alexander Sage Oyen