Luke 9:20 [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.”

We all have friends on whom we rely for certain things and for certain reasons—the one who makes us laugh or has an encouraging word, the one we look to for guidance and advice, the one we can count on when the chips are down. Time and shared experiences help us to know our best friends, our family of choice.

Jesus asks his disciples, Who do you say that I am? You walk with me daily. You see me and hear me and watch me perform miracles. You share moments of quiet and your deepest needs with me. After all that we’ve gone through together, who do you say that I am?

To be in relationship to Jesus or say we are his followers requires us to know him as intimately and personally as we do our closest friends. Only then can we answer truthfully and knowingly the question he asks of his disciples: Who do you say that I am?

MOVING FORWARD: Who do you say Jesus is? Have you shared this with him in prayer? What about with your family or the world?