Saturday, April 16, 2016

Jesus: Many Have Looked, Few Have Seen Him

One of the most dramatic scenes in the New Testament occurred in a city known as Caesarea Philippi… It was indeed a dramatic picture. In the midst of this carnival of marble columns and golden idols, a penniless, homeless, nameless Nazarene asks His band of followers, “Who do you say that I am?

The immensity of the question is staggering. I would imagine that Peter’s answer did not come without some hesitation. Shuffling of feet. Anxious silence. How absurd that this man should be the Son of God. No trumpets. No purple robes. No armies. Yet there was that glint of determination in His eye and that edge of certainty in His message. Peter’s response sliced the silence. “I believe that you are… the Son of God.”

Many have looked at Jesus; but few have seen Him. Many have seen His shadow, His people, His story. But only a handful have seen Jesus. Only a few have looked through the fog of religiosity and found Him. Only a few have dared to stand eye to eye and heart to heart with Jesus and say, “I believe that you are the Son of God.”
[Taken from On the Anvil by Max Lucado]

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