Who Do You Say That I Am

Jesus: Anchor, Friend, and Truth

Jesus is...

Jesus is not only the son of God, but he is a human like you and I who has experienced the trials and tribulations of life on Earth. He is an anchor and role model for how to live a life in the light of God. Jesus was also a friend to all people: oppressed and rich, sick and healthy. He anchors me amidst the rapid lifestyle and stressful culture in which I live. He also anchors me because when I do not know what is the right thing to do, Jesus' truth is sure and constant.
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Scripture and Reflection

Psalm 18:32

the God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe.


John 15:12-17

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

Reflection

The psalm shows that God has created us to be strong. He wants us to be safe and be courageous in our lives no matter how daunting the tasks may be. The verses from John depicts Jesus as a friend. We do not only search for him, he also chose and seeks out our friendship. Our relationship with Him is mutual. Loving Jesus brings us closer to God the father as well.