I have written in the past about Ash Wednesday and Lent. As I have done in previous years, each day during Lent, I will post a brief devotion. I hope you will join me in examen and repentance.
27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter *answered and *said to Him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And He warned them to tell no one about Him. ~ Mark 8:27-30 (NASB)
Everyone who encountered Jesus wondered who He was, and many people thought He was a great prophet from the past. Yet Peter knew Jesus was the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One. Today, so many people say Jesus was a great teacher or a good man or miraculous healer. Yet He was the Messiah, the Lord of lords and King of Kings, our Savior and Redeemer. During this Lenten season, may we remember His sacrifice and what it means to us.
Heavenly Father, renew my heart and spirit knowledge that Jesus, with You and the Holy Ghost, is the Lord of lords and the God of gods. He is the Savior of the world and my personal Savior. As I go through this upcoming season of reflection and repentance, Lord, help me to recognize and repent of all the sin in my life. In His name I pray. Amen.
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