Mark 8:29-30 NIV 2011
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”
Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
Mark’s book, the most dramatic Gospel, differs from the others. He presented Jesus as the suffering Son of God. It is at this point in his writing he quoted Peter’s declaration that Jesus is the Messiah. The disciples had been following Jesus and observing all the miracles He’d done for the people. Jesus did not want throngs to follow Him because of the miracles. His job was to complete the ministry God sent Him to do. Just as Jesus told each recipient of a miracle not to say anything about it, He told His disciples not to reveal who Peter said He was. Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah who died as a ransom for sinners.
Unlike Jesus’ words to those He healed and His disciples, I’ve got “Am I Sure” in my handbag ready to share. Sitting in a window seat on a plane winging our way to Seattle I’ve got what I need. I’m typing away as we skirt the clouds with my iPhone opened to God’s Word. I’m prepared to share if someone asks what I’m doing. Bottom line, I need to be ready daily to share Jesus is the promised Messiah who died as our ransom for sin.
How will you share the Good News of Jesus Christ this week?
Excited to share Christ,