The Promise of Easter: “Who do you say that I am?”
"Honey, I promise to clear my schedule and be there for the kids at the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt."
"Yes, friend, I’ll attend church with you on Easter Sunday."
"This Easter, we’re all going to church as a family!"
While some may be fulfilled, others will be broken, forgotten, or pushed aside. Work tasks interfere with the children’s festivities. Another opportunity comes along just in time to get you out of that invitation from a friend. The weather prediction is perfect for a family weekend at the lake.
A Promise Fulfilled
This reminds me of the promise-of-all-promises. One of the major themes in the book of Matthew is "Jesus as the Fulfillment of God’s Promises…"¹
In chapter sixteen, Jesus asks his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" The disciples respond, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." (Matthew 16.13-14 ESV)
A second time, Jesus asks, "But who do you say that I am?" To this, Simon Peter r…
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