Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Who.
One day as Jesus was walking with His disciples, He asked them a question. “Who do people say I am?”
Jesus was not so interested in His own reputation but knew the question would lead to discussion.
They replied by saying that some people thought He was Elijah, others thought John the Baptist, and others thought He was one of the prophets.
“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said wouldn’t be a great moral teacher. He’d either be a lunatic on a level with a man who says he’s a poached egg or else he’d be the devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.”
– C.S. Lewis
Their response led to the real question Jesus was wanting to ask them:
“But who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:29, NLT)
This is a question each of us will need to settle
in our hearts for ourselves.