Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” ~ Matthew 16:13–18 (NASB95)
It’s a question everyone must answer in this life. Who do I say Jesus is? Who do You say He is? He isn’t merely a prophet. Not merely a good man. He is The Christ, the Son of the Living God! One of the greatest blessings of all is God’s revelation of the Messiah!
Thirty years or more ago, I heard an amazing musical about Jesus called The Witness. I listen to the album often. I love every song, but the declaration of Jesus as the Christ by Peter (sung by Barry McGuire) remains my favorite. Take a few minutes and listen to it. You’ll be blessed.