"He said to them 'but who do you say that I am?' Simon Peter answered, 'You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.'" (Matthew 15:15--16)
So many names! How many names do you have? I can tell when you met me by the name you call me. Family name, the name I used when there were too many Barbs and still use for my designs and needlework, my legal name from when it was important and, then, the name most people use now. Then there is also "Mom" and "Grandma"!! Of course there were, right up until the day he died, times my Dad could come out with my full name. You know you are in trouble when they get to the full name!!
Jesus had a lot of names also - Savior, Shepherd, Emmanuel...... Or how about Counselor, Prince of Peace, brother, friend..... There is also King of kings, and Lord of Lords. And these are just a few of them! Then Jesus asks "Who do YOU say I am?" (There's another one of God's names -- "I Am"!) You can begin to understand why the Disciples had answered, at first, with all the names they had heard others using. When given the question directly Peter is the one who answers "you are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God."
Can we, as Caregivers, answer the same way? What do WE call Jesus? Do we think of Him as a "nice guy" we 'visit' on Sundays? Do we think of Him as Lord of Lords and directing our lives? Do we think of Him as Shepherd, guarding and protecting? Do we think of Him as Emmanuel -- God WITH us? Something to think about...........
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.