Mark 8:27-30 ‘’But what about you?’’

“27 Jesus and his disciples headed out for the villages around Caesarea Philippi. As they walked, he asked, “Who do the people say I am?”  28 “Some say ‘John the Baptizer,’” they said. “Others say ‘Elijah.’ Still others say ‘one of the prophets.’”  29 He then asked, “And you—what are you saying about me? Who am I?”                                                                                 Peter gave the answer: “You are the Christ, the Messiah.” ” NIV UK

‘’But what about you?’’ I’m sure that many who read this will know what it feels like to be caught in Jesus’ searchlight. In one way or another you feel like a contestant in the ‘Mastermind’ chair. The focus is on you. The question is asked. What will your response be? ‘’But what about you?’’

 Where are you feeling the challenge of Jesus most powerfully and personally at the moment? What is He talking to you about? How will you respond? The question has been put. Heaven awaits your reply. In fact, heaven sees the response already taking shape inside your heart.

At this moment, no-one else’s response really matters. Well, it does, but it’s of no concern to you. ‘’But what about you?’’ It’s you He wants to hear from.

The most important issues of life centre around who Jesus is. Will you face up to this question? A Christian author said that, in his experience, it is rare for an adult to take a serious look at Jesus and remain unconverted.

You have been warned!

PRAYER: Help me Lord, to give you what you are asking, to obey what you are commanding, to go where you are sending. Give me grace to respond to your challenge.