“But who do you say that I am?”

-Daniela García

“But who do you say that I am?”

To me Jesus is a friend. I can talk to him and he will always listen. Even though I sometimes can't hear him I know he is there to protect me and guide me. I don't need to see him physically to know that he is around. He always finds a way to communicate with me . He sometimes does this through my parents or even my friends.

He is also hope and faith. He is the warmth we feel when we do or experience an act of kindness. He is there when you feel no one is around.

Matthew 16:13-20

Footnotes

After Jesus asks “But who do you say that I am?” to his disciples Peter is the one who answered. With this Jesus grants and makes peter the rock of Church. He was the one who's authority would be approved in heaven by God.

Jesus made him his rock. He could count on Peter to be there after he would no longer be around.

The Call and Commission of Moses (Exodus 3:7-15)


7But the LORD said: I have witnessed the affliction of my people in Egypt and have heard their cry against their taskmasters, so I know well what they are suffering.8Therefore I have come down* to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them up from that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey, the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Hivites and the Jebusites.d9Now indeed the outcry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen how the Egyptians are oppressing them.10Now, go! I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.

11But Moses said to God, “Who am I* that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”12God answered: I will be with you; and this will be your sign* that I have sent you. When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will serve God at this mountain.13“But,” said Moses to God, “if I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what do I tell them?”14God replied to Moses: I am who I am.* Then he added: This is what you will tell the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.

15God spoke further to Moses: This is what you will say to the Israelites: The LORD, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.

This is my name forever;e

this is my title for all generations.


http://www.usccb.org/bible/exodus/3


I like this passage because it is a reminder that God will never leave our side.He will be with us every step of the way. Even when we feel alone and helpless he will guide us. He will always find a way to help us. Even when we stop believing he has a plan for us. He sent each and every one of us for a purpose. Wether it is to be a friend or a greater destiny he loves us unconditionally.

John 15: 12-17

12This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.i13* No one has greater love than this,j to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.14You are my friends if you do what I command you.15I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends,* because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.k16It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.l17This I command you: love one another.


http://www.usccb.org/bible/john/15


This Passage is also one of my favorites because Jesus only asks us to do ONE thing for him "to love one another." Even it is a simple request it is sometimes not easy to do. We cannot function as a community if there is to much hatred among each others. That is why we should learn to love one another and teach others to do the same. We were all chosen by one another and that is because we were chosen out of love.

Carrie Underwood - Something in the Water