What I Read Today;
Romans 16; Matthew 16; Isaiah 24; Psalm 75; 2 Chronicles 36; Exodus 35
Since the 2000 presidential election there has been a growing movement in the United States. I call it the, “Not My President” movement.
Now, when you think about it, it’s pretty ridiculous. Like it or not, George Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump either were or our currently the President of the United States. So those who say that they won’t follow them or that they are not the President are being silly.
Because of this movement, we now see the gridlock in our nations capital getting worse. Politicians are hopping on the “not my president” bandwagon and calling into question the legitimacy of duly elected presidents of another party. I mean like it or not, the minute they take the oath of office they are the President. No amount of whining can change that.
In Matthew 16 vs. 13-20, Jesus asks his disciples a question that should have been obvious to anyone who had met Jesus. This man healed the sick, raised the dead, performed miraculous healings, walked on water, and took a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish and fed thousands of people.
So when Jesus asked the question, “Who do you say I am?” it’s not surprising Peter jumped up and said, “the messiah, the son of God.”
Yet somehow, the religious leadership of the Jewish nation missed it. The majority of the Jewish people didn’t see who Jesus was either. How can that be?
Today in our nation with churches on every corner, Bibles on shelves at every Walmart, religious TV shows on 24/7 people still don’t know who Jesus is. Incredible isn’t it.
So let me answer the question of who I think Jesus is so there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind.
Jesus is my personnel savior. He died so I could live! He walks me through every deep and dark valley, he comforts me when I’m hurting, he scolds me when I screw up and he picks me up when I fall down. He is my Lord, he is my God!
It seems so obvious doesn’t it?