Our yearly devotional booklet consists of English translations of some of our Spanish
messages. The applications have been changed to be suitable for Christians, while
our Spanish messages are targeted to non-Christians. Mondays through Saturdays you will find
a daily message below. If you've missed a day, click the corresponding date on the
calendar to the left to see the message for that day. If you would like to see the
actual Spanish message that is being broadcast today, visit
WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?
Mt. 11:25-30; 16:13-17/Jn. 12:44-46/Heb. 4:14
He was an extremely strange and controversial character. For three years he had
revolutionized the land of Palestine.
Some said that he was a saint who had come to bring liberty and justice. They called
him "The Son of God". Others said he was a deceiver and, in reality, nothing
more than an ignorant, fourth rate rabbi. Some even said he was of Satan.
One day he asked his
twelve special followers, "Who do you say I am?" One of them, Peter, answered,
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
Today, however, the question is still valid "Who do you say Jesus is?"
People continue to give many different answers. Some say that Jesus was a good man, who
taught humility and love. Perhaps He came to teach us how to live. They might even suggest
that He was crucified because he was too good. In their minds Jesus simply died as a
For others Jesus was a political leader. They say Jesus was the first communist,
attacking the Roman imperialists and the rich of his day. He wanted the wealthy to share
their riches, condemned private ownership of property, and criticized the military
Still others say Jesus was a rabbi from the provinces who set himself against the
fanatical religious leaders of Jerusalem. They didn't like it that his followers exalted
him as God, and in fact, crucified him because they were jealous. For these, Jesus was
just another religious leader.
Speaking from a pseudo intellectual posture, others even say that Jesus was a
mythological person who never really existed. He is the invention of the priests, they
say, to dominate the people.
Friend, the fact is that Jesus is the Son of God. He died on the cross of Calvary in
our place and arose triumphant from the tomb to assure us of eternal life. Jesus is alive
today and continues to call us to Himself.
May we continue to say "yes" to His invitation and draw closer to Him every
May we be the ones to say, "Jesus is my Savior and He lives in my heart. I have
His love and power in my life. His word is my guide, my strength, and my hope."
Pray for Radio Jimani in the Dominican Republic. This secular station broadcasts A
MESSAGE TO THE CONSCIENCE twice each day. Over 50,000 people there can hear the program
twelve times per week.