I have ask this question many times; Who am I?, What am I here for?, is there any meaning to this life?. until I meet Jesus nothing really made much sense to me. Going back two-thousand years and Jesus is asking the disciples the same question? “WHO AM I”. seems odd to me because if you read the bible it never appears that Jesus was unsure about WHO He was.
In the Gospel of Mark chapter 8:27-29 Jesus ask those closest to HIM this same question???? “Who AM I”. First it was who do people say that I am? the answer was one of the great men, John the Baptist, Elijah, or one of the other prophets. Which was a common answer based on a common observation. Then He ask them the twelve “Who do YOU say that I am?’ Peter says you are the One, the Messiah this time not a common answer by common observation but, an answer revealed by the Spirit of God.
People had been healed, delivered, and fed. People had studied God’s word, sacrificed, served and gave money. Most people saw a great teacher, few people recognized the Messiah. The difference was in the seeking, as we seek God with our whole heart the Spirit of God will reveal Jesus to us for who he is.
The Savior of the world.