“Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” Mark 8:27
After Peter had spent so much time with Jesus, he had become familiar with who Jesus was, so his answer was fitting to Jesus’ question. “You are the Messiah,”(v 29). It wasn’t the right time for everyone to know who Jesus fully was, even though the whole time He was on earth, He was revealing the Father God. Was it a big surprise? The fullness of the glory of God was revealed in Jesus after He died on the cross. Jesus became our Messiah, He won the victory over sin and became the exalted Son, who sits at the right hand of God.
People are very interested in asking the same question about who are you? They try to guess our identity and sometimes want to tell you who you are. This is who you should be! The times when that has happened to me it has been upsetting. I know their label has been incorrect.
Who knows what makes your heart sing? Who can tell what makes you soar on the wings of eagles? The one thing about our identity that we should never forget is that God tells us who we are and calls us His sons and daughters. We are a new creation because of Jesus and belong to God’s Kingdom.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!”
2 Corinthians 5:17