Who do this ? | Community
BBy now most of us have seen the CarShield ad where a gentleman says they paid to have his engine and transmission repaired, saving him thousands of dollars. Then he says, “Who’s doing this?” That’s an excellent question.
From Christmas, we have a God who was born of a virgin in a stable. He then receives the visit of mages who have traveled many kilometers to pay homage to him and bring him gifts, following a star. Then we hear of his baptism and of God the Father saying, “This is my beloved son. And last week we heard that this baby, now a man, turns water into wine at the behest of his mother.
Who do this ? Later in his life he would heal lepers, heal a blind man, feed thousands by multiplying fish and loaves, forgive sinners, exorcise demons, and raise Lazarus from the dead. He will teach us how to live, reveal the Father to us, and call people to follow him, and they will. He will be proclaimed the greatest while he will not enter Jerusalem until later to be betrayed, arrested, whipped, beaten and crucified. Who do this ?
He then rises from the dead! He appears to his disciples, walks and talks with them, eats with them, and establishes his church, before ascending to heaven and sending the Holy Spirit upon his disciples, giving them wisdom and courage to share the good news with the whole world. Who do this ?
Who is this person who did all these things about two thousand years ago and who is still remembered and worshiped today? We get this response from God the Father at the baptism of Jesus: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I have placed all my delight! Since then, people everywhere, in every generation and on every continent, and every moment say that the person who did these things is Jesus, the second person of the Trinity.
Who is this person who continues to reveal himself to us and to love us, and asks us to repent and live the gospel? Who calls us to enter into a relationship with him so that we may be eternally happy? “Who do this ?” is a question we all have to answer for ourselves. Some would say he is a myth. Others will say he’s just a good man and the stories about him are embellishments. Others will ignore the question. Others will say that he is God, deserving to be loved and adored, the Saviour. For me, he is the Lord of my life, who I am. I completely agree. Who do you say this person is?
“May the Lord bless you and keep you. May he let his face shine on you and give you his peace.