FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
“And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ.”
1 John 5:20 (NLT2)
BEDROCK TRUTHS: MY SAVIOR IS THE ONE TRUE GOD
In the fall of 2011, ABC-TV premiered a fantasy drama titled, Once Upon a Time. The setting is the fictional town of Storybrooke, Maine. The residents are fairy tale characters who time-traveled to Storybrooke, but they were robbed of their memories. In other words, they live in Storeybrooke with new identities. The Evil Queen is the town Mayor, Snow White is a fourth grade school teacher, Prince Charming is a comatose hospital patient, their infant daughter is now (28-years-old), and Rumpelstiltskin runs the local pawn shop. Each week one character after another discovers their real identity!
1 John reminds us that we know the real identity of Jesus. He is our Savior and the one true God. His identity isn’t changing, and He’s not confused about who He is. This is a foundational truth that is core to our faith. Jesus isn’t just a good man or a prophet, but instead He is God. C.S. Lewis argued that Jesus claimed to be God and not just a good man. So, Jesus is either Lord as He claims, a Liar who has deceived millions or He is a Lunatic.
Lots of people have lots of opinions about who Jesus is. In Matthew 16:15 Jesus asked the disciples, “‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.’”
It doesn’t matter who everyone else thinks Jesus is. What matters is who you believe Jesus is. So, who do you say that He is? Take some time in prayer and tell Jesus who you believe He is.