More than 2000 years ago, the Word became flesh and dwelt among men. He performed many
signs, wonders and miracles yet His own people did not know Him or receive Him. He taught
them, fed them, healed them, and delivered them; yet they could not discern Him. They marveled
at His authority and questioned His power, yet they could not understand His glory. The experts
of God’s law met Him who is the Word, but they could not recognize Him who the Scripture
spoke about. Many who had waited earnestly on the fulfillment of the promise of the coming
Messiah stood before Him unable to see that He was the One they had longed to see. Some
called Him Elijah, to some He was Jeremiah, to others He was some prophet. The question is,
how could they witness His matchless glory yet not know Him?
Jesus pointed out that though Peter gave the right answer about His identity, the answer did not
originate from him. Peter’s ability to recognize Jesus was as result of divine revelation from the
Father communicated through His Spirit. The question is – do you know who Jesus is? Beyond
the description of others, has He been revealed to you personally and intimately by the Father
through His Holy Spirit? Just like the disciples who thought they knew Him, only to find out that
there was more to Him than they could ever imagine, we also must constantly examine how well
we know Jesus. It is important to keep in mind that Jesus must be revealed to be known. This
means to know Him more; we must hunger for revelation of His person and trust the Father to
satisfy our hunger by His Spirit. Ask the Father and see Him reveal the Son to you today.
Prayer Focus: Father, I ask for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to know and behold my
Savior more dearly and clearly in Jesus’ name.