It happens frequently. Someone will ask,“Who is that?” I will look at the one in question as they approach and be clueless. All I see is s blurred figure. Finally, when they are practically on top of us, I can discern their facial features. You see, I’ve worn glasses most of my life. I can tell from moments like I have described that is time for an adjustment in my prescription.
Knowing someone’s identity is important! There was even a time when Jesus asked His disciples this question, but He was digging much deeper than just knowing His name.
“Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.””
Matthew 16:13-16 ESV
Peter saw Jesus’ full identity. He was the anointed Son of God. He was Messiah! That knowledge made all the difference.
Once you see Jesus for who He really is, can you ever see life or yourself the same way again