Today our scripture reading contains one of the earliest professions of faith in Jesus as the Messiah, the son of the Living God. With this bold proclamation, Peter becomes one of the first disciples to share a testimony, to bear witness to the work of God unfolding in the world through Jesus of Nazareth. That bold statement of faith becomes the rock upon which the church can be built. Peter is a living stone and his testimony a building block for all that is to come.
At Greystone, we often say that we are a church of living stones. That each of us has a story of faith and a testimony to share about how God is working in our lives. This morning, we will hear one of those stories from our sister in Christ, Susan Gardner. Susan has a miraculous story to tell about how God has been made known to her in a very real way.
As you listen to Susan’s words and hear her response to that same question that Peter answered, I wonder how each one of us might respond as well: Who do you say that I am?