The Ultimate Renaissance Man

Mark 8:27-30

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

God is so many things to us. He is described as our Father, our Savior, our Light, our Redeemer, our King, and so many others it would take up this whole post just to list them. Most often when this is brought up, we are reminded of how blessed we are to have this sort of multiplicity with our God. It feels limitless. We are told to not put Him in a box or see Him as small when things get frustrating or  hard. This is often good advice, but sometimes it can feel very impersonal. 

This vastness can almost start to feel generic. We know He's always there. We know He's all powerful. The knowledge of our spiritual situations almost drowns out the overwhelming truth of God's role in our lives. He has so many roles! 

What do you need today, friends? Who do you need today? Can you ask God to fulfill that need? Explore the ways in which He does greet you in the concrete, specific minutiae of your life. When we invite Him into the small parts of ourselves, we become much more familiar with God's person.