In this passage, Jesus’ response to the priest’s question, “Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God”, caught my attention. The first thing Jesus says is “You have said so”. In classic Jesus fashion, He sees the heart of man. Jesus’ response is like He’s saying to the priest ‘deep down you know who I am, but you fear this truth so you cannot acknowledge it’.
Jesus’ response continues as he says, “from now on you will see”. Jesus challenges the view they have of Him, saying that He will no longer be the accused who is forced to stand in front of man for judgement. Instead, it will be evident that He is the Messiah, the Son of God because He will be in the presence of the Father, seated in the place of highest honour.
This passage has reminded me again of the magnificence of who Christ is. That he is the Son of God, our Messiah, who is seated in the place of highest honour in the presence of God. I am confronted to consider times where, like the priest, I have questioned or perhaps not surrendered myself fully to this truth.
Lord, thank you that you are our Messiah, the Son of God. When I struggle to believe, please soften my heart, and help me to yield every part of my life to you. Amen.
Written by Ps Andrea Molteno