Throughout history, people have asked the question, Who is Jesus?
Some consider Him to be a good man, a prophet, a teacher. Others believe
that He is in fact God, but consider Him to be distant, unknowable,
unapproachable. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself the question, Who is
Jesus Christ to me?
I believe Jesus is the Son of God, my Savior and King, but He’s also my
closest friend. The only One I can have complete and total faith in. The
One who will always be there to listen to me when I need Him most. The One
who understands me when no one else can. He is approachable, relatable, and
I can talk to Him wherever and whenever.
There are times when I feel a variety of emotions all at once: joy, anger,
frustration, sadness, anxiety but whatever my feelings are, I know I can
go to Jesus with them, and He will understand me perfectly. When I want to
talk to someone and no one is there to listen, Jesus is. When I feel alone
and afraid and like no one understands, Jesus does. When my own confused
feelings threaten to drag me down under and I need someone to lift me up,
Jesus pulls me out of the mire and comforts me with His gentle touch. When
I feel worthless, empty, uncared for and helpless, Jesus knows and calls me
precious. He tells me that, to Him, I’m beautiful and loved, I’m the
daughter He died to save.
Who is Jesus? He is my Protector, Lover, Comforter, Savior, Friend.
That’s who Jesus is to me. Eliana Canfield
Since before the beginning of time, God had a plan to make the way for us
to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus Christ (Ephesians
1:4-5). He is the God of the universe, and yet He wants you to know Him
personally! If you have questions about what it means to know Jesus, who is
a trusted Christian you could talk to? (You can also find out more on our
“Know Jesus” page.)
In Matthew 16:13-17, what questions did Jesus ask? How did Peter respond?
Why is it important for us to consider the question, Who is Jesus Christ
Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My
health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength
of my heart; he is mine forever. Psalm 73:25-26 (NLT)
Matthew 16:13-Matthew 16:17; Psalm 73:23-Psalm 73:26