Daily Service: Who is this guy?
15 November 2019 Chalan Pago Guam
Now let’s set the scene. Jesus called his disciples and they followed him. I guess at this point they were thinking “He’s a great teacher, a prophet, yada yada”. But for them to witness yet another miracle and not recognize that He is God manifested in the flesh? Human I guess? A little dense maybe?
I read the passage from Psalms in a Christian Historical Romance I am reading called Wagon Train Baby by Linda Ford. A pastor traveling with the wagon train quoted this after a storm. Psalm 107:29: He (God) calms the storm. Mark 4:39 He (Jesus) calms the storm with a word. Who can this be indeed! It takes them a while but Peter said it best “Thou art the Christ, Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16).
Mark 4:37-41 (NKJV) And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
Psalm 107:28-30 (NKJV) Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, So that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; So He guides them to their desired haven.
Matthew 16:13-16 (NKJV) When
Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples,
saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said,
“Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one
of the prophets.”
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”