“Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
The Prophet with Words of Eternal Life
If someone discovered the cure for cancer, how much money do you think it would be worth? What would people be willing to pay for such a life-saving discovery? Likely, the amount would be astronomical, for such a discovery would mean life!
Certainly we would rejoice if such a cure were found! We would thank God for his blessings!
But…the reality is that even if cancer were cured, death would still come. The cancer-cure might stave off death for a time, but death would still come. We need something much more powerful than just a cure for an earthly disease. Instead, we need a cure for the eternal disease, a cure for sin.
Jesus, our Prophet, gives us exactly that. “You have the words of eternal life,” Peter rightly confessed. More than anything, we need the forgiveness of sins. Jesus gives us that. We need release from guilt. Jesus gives us that. We need assurance that when we die, we’ll go to heaven. Jesus gives us that.
And most amazingly, what do you and I have to pay for it?
O Jesus, my Prophet, keep bringing to me the words of eternal life. Amen.
The devotions in March on Thursday and Friday focus on the office of Jesus Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King.
Source: WELS Devotions