Wednesday, February 19, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 10; Psalms 42-43; Acts 4:32 to 5:11

And Simon Peter said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:16

Peter had seen beyond the “Son of Man” (Luke 9:22), to the “Son of the Living God.” He had recognized that behind the veil of Christ’s flesh, absolute deity was enshrined in all its fullness. Others had marvelled at the wonderful works that the Lord had done, but Peter goes further. It isn’t just that God is “with” Him, but that He Himself “is” God of very God. Many today would be prepared to acknowledge the greatness of Christ as a historical figure, but anything short of acknowledged deity will not suffice. Our salvation depends on Him being, not only “Son of Man,” but “Son of the Living God.” It is only as such that He could be our Saviour. —W. H. Burnett

Verily God, yet become truly human;
Lower than angels to die in our stead. —H. d’A. Champney