2. Blessed by Christ.
Updated: Aug 13, 2021
"Blessed are you, Simon ... for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Cepha (Rock), ..." (Matthew 16:18) Jesus always acknowledged faith and he was spontaneous in responding to it with 'bigger than life' promises, made to those who boldly and unashamedly confessed their faith in Him. Just as Jesus prophesied, Peter went on to become a fearless spokesman of the early Church (Acts 2:14, 4:13), one of the reputed pillars of the Church (Galatians 2:9) and the Apostolic foundation on which the Church was built (Ephesians 2:20), because he didn't hesitate to confess: "You are Christ, the Son of the living God." If you haven't made your good confession yet, don't hesitate to confess Christ, starting today. Let Him speak a word of promise over us that will change the course of our lives forever. 'From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.' (John 1:16) Amen.