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 honor and joy in life than knowing you. Throughout eternity, we will be exploring, experiencing, and savoring your glory and grace. That’s why your question to the Pharisees, the day before your arrest, remains the primary question in all of life.
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, birds of the air and flowers of the field depend on you.
You are the Second Adam—our substitute to trust, before you are our model to follow. You lived a life of perfect obedience for us, and died a judgment-exhausting death, in our place. By you, we are completely forgiven; and in you, we are declared perfectly righteous.
You are our impassioned Bridegroom, and we are your beloved Bride. You cannot love us more, and you will never love us less. We believe these things because the Bible declares them true; but take them deep, deep, deep into our hearts. May the gospel define and delight us more than anything else.
You are the reigning and returning King—sovereign over days and demons, our joys and sufferings, every king, crisis, and cricket. Broken reeds love your appearing and demons tremble in your presence. Lord Jesus, you are all this and SO much more.
As we ponder who you are, Jesus, we are undone to realize we are always in your heart and on your mind. 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. We’re stunned, humbled, and grateful. So very Amen we pray, in your holy and grace-full name.