61 But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
I encourage everyone to take some time to read the gospels in their entirety but also if you can read a passage or a story in one and then read it again in the other Gospels. It gives you a better understanding of how the story really unfolded.
Here in Mark, we pick up after Jesus’ betrayal. One of His 12 disciples, Judas, sold him out to the high priests. They were upset; this man came into town and basically turned their world upside down.
He was nothing like they envisioned the Messiah to be, and they didn’t like that. They did everything they could to find a reason to persecute Him. So here we are after His arrest, and they asked him, are you the son of God? And His answer was simple.
Those two words are so powerful—something we should use on a daily basis. I am a child of God. Start telling yourself that every day and watch your life change, but that’s a different kind of devotional.
Today I wanted to focus on the fact that He was nothing like they had imagined. He wasn’t a rich man. He wasn’t a king. He wasn’t royalty. He was a carpenter. He was a friend of sinners. He was a man who changed the world. He was the son of God.
To apply this scripture, you must understand the power of that sentence. The power behind His declaration of being the son of God. He was the chosen one. He was the savior, and they were too blind to see it.
I hope we don’t live our life too blind to see Jesus when He stands right in front of us. I hope when we see God move in our life, we don’t have to question if it was Him or not. I hope we become so familiar with Him that we never have to ask the question, are you the son of God. I hope we grow such a deep relationship with Him that we know with every fiber in us that He is who He says He is.
Jesus, we want to grow deeper with you. We don’t want to question when you move in our life. We thank you for moving on our behalf. We thank you for the time you spent on earth; we thank you for being everything that you are. We thank you for your grace, your mercy, your love. Forgive us for all the times we questioned you. We love you; we honor you; it is with everything in us that we pray, Amen!