my journey – part 25

“This man who opened your eyes – Who do you say he is?”

“He is a prophet.”

“He is the Elijah who was to come.”

“Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

“He is a good man.”

“No, he deceives the people.”

“We know this man is a sinner.”

“He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?”

“How did this man get such learning without having studied?”

“No one ever spoke the way this man does.”

“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

“We have found this man subverting our nation.”

“I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty.”

“We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

“All that John said about this man was true.”

“This man really is the Savior of the world.”

“Surely this man was the Son of God!”

“Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”

“This man who opened your eyes – Who do you say he is?”

There are so many answers in Scripture for who Jesus is. It makes an interesting progression to look through and see what various people thought of Christ, and who they said he was.

While it is instructive in a reflective fashion, it is really far more practical than that. Ultimately, the most important question that each of us will answer is the one asked of the blind man.

“Who do you say he is?”

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