Today's devotion is based on Mark 8:27-29, “Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”
Did his disciples think that he really was the Messiah? Peter said so. They had been with him long enough to see that he was not faking it. He was exactly who he said he was.
Who do you say Jesus is? He wants you to know that he really is who he said he was. He is the Messiah, the one who was promised, the one who earned forgiveness for you, the one who loves you. You can count on him, and you can say with confidence that he is your Savior.
Please pray with me: Heavenly Father, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for gift of your Son. He truly is the Messiah, God in the flesh. Because of his death we will be able to stand free of the condemnation we deserve. Help me to always trust in him and his promise of salvation. Jesus' holy name, I pray, Amen.