When Adam and Eve sinned, the very first promise of the Lord was to send the Messiah. At the proper time and through the yes of Mama Mary, Jesus came into the world. He only had one mission – our Salvation.
That is why three things about the life of Jesus on earth that point out he indeed is the Messiah:
- He always talked about the Kingdom of God. He said that his kingdom is not of this world and that, “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places,” He emphasized that there will be a judgment on the last day and the sheep will be separated from the goats. Lastly, Jesus also said that there indeed is a place called Hell.
- He showed that he had powers to drive the point that God is all powerful. Some of his miracles included: Feeding thousands of people with 7 breads and 2 fishes, bringing the dead back to life, healing the sick, calming the storm, and walking on water.
- He died on the cross. Jesus spoke the truth and was crucified by his opponents, but his dying on the cross did not end there. After three days, he resurrected.
In reflection, the question of Jesus, “Who do people say that I am?” is the same question we ask ourselves. Hopefully, we do not look at God as a genie or an ATM machine, “Lord give me this and Lord give me that”. Hopefully, we do not see God as an angry God, and we do things only because of fear. We hope to truly see Jesus as the Messiah, only desiring that we have eternal life.