Who is he?

blank faces - who will we be?

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Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.” – Luke 9:18-20

God was always out there somewhere in Lisa’s life. She knew when struggles came, she was to pray and hope for the best. She daily lived her days working full time and caring for her two school-aged children. Life was busy, but she got by.

At church, the pastor was reading the Scripture where Jesus was asking the disciples who they thought he was. The message the pastor gave showed the importance of knowing who Jesus is to us. So as a response, they passed out pieces of paper to the congregation for them to write down who Jesus was to them. Lisa stared at the blank piece of paper, and then stuck it into her purse.

We know who people are to us in the relationships we experience. Mother, father, friend, mentor, coworker, son, daughter, confidant, and more are some of the people we interact with in life. We relate to them according to the role they play in our life. What role does Jesus have in our life?

Prayer: I praise you, Lord, for the role you have in my life. I pray that our relationship grows stronger each day as you journey with me through life. Amen

Faith Tip: Determine the role Jesus has in your life. Is there a need for change?

Getting the guest room ready

Guest Room at the E.B. Morgan House

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“I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way”—
“a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’
” (Mark 1:2-3)

When family or friends come to visit, we want to make preparations before their arrival. We want to make sure the house is clean and orderly, that special food is prepared, and that other people will know of their coming. The focus is on the guest and their needs.

When the prophet Isaiah wrote the words in the scripture above, he was foretelling of the role John the Baptist would have—preparing the way of the Lord. Jesus is coming again. Who is called to prepare the way? We are. It begins with our own individual cleaning and putting things in order in our heart. We are also called to help others know about the “Guest” that is coming so that they also can be prepared. This will be his last visit to the world we know. The ones prepared will see the new world that will be theirs for eternity.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for Jesus and pray that I can prepare my heart for his next visit as well as help others be prepared. I look forward to that wonderful day. Amem

Faith Tip: Are you ready for when Jesus comes again? If not, prepare the way for the Lord in your heart.