King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” Others said, “He is Elijah.” And still others claimed, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” – Mark 6:14-15
Each year at this time we begin to see a flurry of “documentaries” that are trying to describe the life and impact of Jesus Christ. Yet just like the days of Jesus, there is much confusion about who this man is. Some will say that he is a mystic, others a prophet. Yet when the disciple Peter proclaimed that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Jesus told Peter that only God the Father could reveal God the Son. What was true back then is true today. If we look to major media networks to reveal the Christ we will become as confused as King Herod was. But for those who are willing to go to the source itself, Jesus Christ as revealed in the Scripture, we will encounter the same power that opened Peter’s eyes to the Word made flesh.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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