Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" And they answered, "John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen." Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God." Luke 9:18-20 ESV My husband shared that this verse had been speaking to him lately. He really liked how Jesus made this question a personal one to His disciples; not only a question to ponder, but one to answer. This is an important step in the life of every disciple. It got me thinking too. I would imagine that all who are reading this would say the same as Peter - Jesus, you are Christ, Son of God. We would be correct and Jesus would say to us that the Holy Spirit has revealed that to us as He did to Peter! But what does it mean to know Jesus is the Christ? How do we apply knowing Jesus is the Christ to our everyday lives? How do we apply knowing Jesus is the Christ to this time of COVID 19, social distancing, and remote learning? While we all have the same head knowledge answer, I would say Jesus wants to speak personally to each of us with a heart knowledge answer for right now. Is Jesus the One who is calming your storm right now? Is Jesus the One who is healing you or your loved one who is sick right now? Is Jesus the One who is giving you extra measures of wisdom and grace to see what is happening with your students right now even though you can't see them? Is Jesus the One giving you new vision or refreshing your vision for what He is Calling you to do right now? Jesus is indeed Christ, the Son of God, but remember He is your constant friend and companion and He wants to disciple you on a personal level each and every day too!
-Kim Violette, School Ministries Administrative Assistant