15“What about you?” he asked them. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Reflection: Peter should be given a gold star for this answer. The people who had been listening to Jesus teach and watching him heal had been speculating about who he really was (some said John the Baptist, others said Elijah or Jeremiah – they had clearly missed some of the earlier messages), but when asked by Jesus, Peter nails it on the head: “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Why yes Peter, you are correct.
Question: How do you
think Peter knew who Jesus really was?
Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for revealing yourself to Peter, and to me. Amen.
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