Heavenly Father, it amazes me that even in Your presence here on earth, with all the wisdom You shared in Your teachings, all the authority You spoke with, all the healings and miracles You performed, people didn’t recognize and acknowledge who You were.
Those in Your hometown wondered, amazed by You, but had no faith in someone they believed they already knew. Others thought You were a prophet, or the reincarnated spirit of a prophet. To some You were their healer, a miracle worker who raised loved ones from the dead. To some, a blasphemer claiming divinity. To others a confusing juxtaposition of holy teacher and friend of sinners. To a very few, the Messiah.
I wonder, who I would have thought You were, had I been alive and in the region at that time?
You said and did things that were against conventional teachings. Yet all You did, You did in love. You spoke to hundreds, thousands at a time, yet met each individual where they were. You spoke in puzzling parables, yet to those who were called, they made perfect sense. You fulfilled hundreds of prophecies, yet people who knew the prophecies, didn’t recognize what was happening.
It must have been a confusing time. Yet thanks to You, I can know and be sure of my salvation because You have told me: “You chose me before the foundation of the world”. So, no matter when I was born, or where; to me You are Jeshua Meshiac, Jesus Christ, Messiah, the Son of God, my Savior, my God, my King. Amen