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.