Who do you say that I am?

I am the Lord your God.

This proclamation dances all over the pages of the Old Testament. It’s a joyful proclamation and it’s also a plea. A plea that serves to remind the people wandering who looks after them, who took them from dust, and who gives them manna each day. It’s a plea from a dangerous God that loves them.

It’s a plea that we see in Jesus. Jesus, as he walked with his disciples would ask, “Who do people say I am?” And then a more pointed question, “Who do you say I am?”

Am I your Lord? Do you see me for who I am? Am I your God? Do you know who I am? 

Who do you say that I am? 

This question sits and blankets creation as the Word blankets our sin. Christ asks this question all the way to the cross and even there he pleads the crucified robbers to attest to His being. Christ rises and once again He asks:

Who do you say that I am? Do you believe? Do you see the holes in my hands? Did you hear my shout on the cross? Do you believe I am for my creation? Who do you say that I am?

As believers we still face this question every day. The world tells us conflicting answers and yet our Savior still holds out the question,

Who do you say that I am? 

Broken, beautiful lamb, who do you say that I am?

Crippled, callused heart, who do you say that I am?

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