“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)
These words of Peter are often called “The Confession of Saint Peter.” The day in the Church calendar for remembering this confession is January 18th. (Read the entire account in Matthew 16:13-20)
As we begin 2020, it is critical to remember Who we confess, Who we stand on, Who is true. We stand on Jesus, the Son of the living God, and on Him alone. There are many voices that call for our allegiance, but we must say no to them. It is Jesus alone Who is the Word made flesh; it is Jesus alone Who lived, died and rose from the dead for us; it is Jesus alone Who has rescued us from sin, death, and the devil and has granted us heaven as a free gift!
As we move into the unknown that is the year of our Lord, 2020, let us all resolve, by God’s grace, to know, love and serve our Lord Jesus better and better. He is indeed the Son of the living God, and no one loves like He does!
In the service of Christ,