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Mark 8:27-29

My husband and I started dating in November.  By Christmas, we considered our relationship serious.  In March he bought a ring, by April we were engaged, and in August we began our life as a married couple.  From the outside, our courtship seemed short.  “Are you sure?” we were asked again and again.  We were.  It was not anything we could quantify or explain; it was a certainty in our very beings.

Jesus asked Peter, “Who do you say I am?” (v. 29).  Those around Peter considered Jesus a good teacher, wise man, a prophet.  Peter, first among the apostles, spoke out of the knowledge of his heart: “You are the Christ” (v. 29).  In the midst of a crowd, Peter felt within himself a certainty, a heart knowing, about Jesus.  This knowing changed the trajectory of his life forever.  Who does the trajectory of your life say Jesus is?

Holy Spirit, instill within me a heart knowing of Christ as savior, that I might live out of that revelation.  Amen.

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  1. Beautiful! The conversation between Peter and Christ is one of the most revealing of the New Testament (paraphrased: You are the Christ. You are Peter. On this rock I will build my church) It clearly defines the base of Christianity as ‘fellowship’ with Jesus, Father, and Holy Comforter. The leaving out the ‘fellowship’ part was a major problem for the church at Ephesus. And it’s a major problem for the church today. I ‘know’ He is Jesus. I ‘know’ His voice. And He knows my name….the same as He said to Peter, ‘And you are Peter. On this rock I will build my church….’

    Again, beautiful post! Thank you.

    I am internetelias.wordpress.com

    Posted by internet elias | June 22, 2009, 12:31 am
  2. thanks so much elias. i also enjoy this passage, the risk peter took in saying what he did (and really, Peter was one for risk-taking!), and how all aspects of his life were changed by the revelation of Jesus as Christ.

    Posted by leahklug | June 22, 2009, 7:30 pm

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