Jesus’ Question Two Days Before His Death

Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: 

“What do you think about the Messiah? Matt. 22:41-42 (NLT)

Lord Jesus, there’s no greater joy in life than knowing you. That’s why your question to the Pharisees, two days before your death, remains the primary question every day we live.

Who do we think you are, Jesus? You are everlasting God, and we are mere people. We’d despair if you were less, and we’re weary of trying to be more. You are Creator, Sustainer, and Restorer of all things.

You are Alpha and Omega, and everything in between. Angels worship you and stars sing to you. You feed the birds faithfully, and clothe fields with kaleidoscopic wonder.

You are the Second Adam—our substitute to trust, before you are our model to follow. You lived a life of perfect obedience, and died a judgment-exhausting death, all for us. By you, we are completely forgiven; and in you, we are declared perfectly righteous.

You are our impassioned Bridegroom; and we, your beloved Bride. You cannot love us more, and you will never love us less. May this Gospel define and delight us more than anything else.

You are our reigning and returning King—sovereign over presidents and pandemics, our joys and sufferings, the number of our days and the Day of all things new. Broken reeds love your appearing and demons tremble in your presence. Lord Jesus, you are all this and SO much more.

You know us perfectly and delight in us fully. There’s not a moment you’re not praying for us, singing over us, and working in all things for our good. This Easter Week 2020, we are stunned, humbled, and grateful. So very Amen we pray, in your peerless and grace-full name.