May 13, 2020
Who Do You Say He Is?
"But what about you?' he asked. 'Who do you say I am?" Matthew 16:15
In this passage of scripture, Jesus asks a question of His disciples, "[for the people that don't have a relationship with me] who do they say that I am?" And he directs the same question to His disciples. "[You who have been walking with me] who do you say that I am?" Jesus is often asking us to have an answer to that very probing and personal question. Despite what the world around us is saying and despite what our situations may look like, who do we say that He is?
As I look at the issue of unplanned pregnancy and abortion, it is tempting to get discouraged and to believe that nothing that we do matters. But then I remember who Jesus says that He is.
He is a comforter (2 Corinthians 1:3-5) and is able to bring comfort to those whose story of abortion and pain continues to overwhelm their lives.
He is a provider (Philippians 4:19) and is able to provide the resources that women need so that they won't feel as if abortion or struggle is their only option.
He is love (1 John 4:16) and he loves the women involved in unplanned pregnancy more than we ever could. He sees them, He knows them, and He is using us, collectively, to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their children.
He is hope (Romans 15:13) and because of Him, we can have hope believing that our labor for the Lord is not in vain. So I ask you today, "Who do you say that He is?