Read: Luke 9:18-20
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”
Jesus often pulled away from the crowds to enjoy time with His Father in prayer. At times He would take the disciples along. On this particular day when Jesus was alone with His disciples praying, He asked them two questions. First, He asked: “Who do the crowds say I am? And then he asked: “Who do you say I am?”
What would you say today if Jesus asked, “Who do the crowds say I am?” What are people saying about Jesus these days? What people say about Jesus and what they say about Christians are probably quite different. You might even take some time today and ask some people who they say Jesus is.
You will know who Jesus is when you spend time alone with Him. Take some time today and ask yourself, “Who is Jesus to me?” Answer that question by writing a poem, or a song, or just some thoughts. You can even express that in a drawing or a painting or a picture that you take.