While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think about the Christ?” (Matt. 22:41–42)
Dear Jesus, it’s Wednesday of Holy Week. The question you directed to the Pharisees, you still put before us: “What do you think about the Christ?” There’s no more important question for us to wrestle with in life. Continue to free us from all wrong notions we have about you—those generated in our fallen hearts; the ones that come to us from the father of lies, Satan; others that simply reveal the wrong and incomplete teaching we have received through the years.
But what do I think about you today, Jesus? What do I believe in my heart? You are everlasting God, and I am a mere man. I would despair if you were anything less, and I am weary of trying to be more. You are the Creator, Sustainer, and Restorer of all things. You don’t just care about my soul; you care about everything you have made.
You are the second Adam—our substitute in life and in death. You lived a life of perfect obedience for us, and you exhausted God’s judgment that stood against us. By you, we have been completely forgiven, and in you, we have received perfect righteousness. I humbly stake my life and my death upon what you’ve done for us. Jesus, you are all this and so much more. Eternity will be an endless revelation of your glory and grace.
But this holy week, what stuns me the most is to realize you are always thinking about us. We are in your heart and on your mind all the time. You are always praying for us and advocating for us before the Father. You’re the One who knows us the best and loves us the most. With fresh gratitude and awe, we worship you. We make our prayer in your gracious name and for your everlasting glory. Amen.
-Scotty Smith, Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith, p.108