Devotions

Christ #5 – The Back Row

Christ #5 – The Back Row
Pat Macdermaid | Clothing Closet

Matthew 16:15-16
“He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’”

In the Bible, there are endless verses referring to the name Christ.  The name Christ means “The Anointed One,” “Son of God” and The Messiah.”

This morning as I sat waiting for worship to start, I was looking around at the people taking their seats and still coming in.  It struck me what a group we are, all so different yet so alike.  We are all in need of Christ, the Son of the Living God.

I sit in the back row.  I am a people watcher.  There are people who always come early.  They scan the room looking for the best seat.  There are young families, moms carrying their babies, and dads with little ones by the hand.  I say a prayer for them that all is well.  I notice that some people who come in are walking a little slower these days and look like they are in pain.  I wish I could make it go away.  I see teenage girls giggling together, and I wonder what their world is like for them, so different from the world I grew up in.  I watch as the worship begins, some people bounce to the music as they sing, others raise their hands in surrender to “Christ the King,” and some stand quietly waiting for the singing to end.

As I watch the people, such a feeling of love for every one of them came over me.  I think to myself, “If I can feel love for this room full of people young and old alike and I am just a sinner loving a room full of sinners, how must Christ our Savior love us?”  He let Himself be nailed to a cross so we could become blood-bought children of God.

I can almost see Him sitting in the chair next to mine, checking out His family from the back row.  He can see all of us; we cannot hide anything from Him.  He knows everything there is to know about us.  Maybe as His children, we should try to know everything about Him.



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