He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
At this point, Jesus had already spent a space of time with the disciples and they had already witnessed miracles at Jesus’ hands. They also had heard a significant amount of teaching and preaching by Jesus. They certainly were not strangers to Jesus.
The disciples had heard and seen enough that Jesus knew it was time to push their understanding a little farther. So Jesus asks them, in verse 15, “But whom say ye that I am?” Then Peter gets a revelation and answers, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Peter suddenly had an insight into the fact that there was a whole lot more to Jesus than just His human body. Jesus was more than just the Son of Man. He was also the Son of God. There was certainly the human body that Jesus lived in but there was also His divinity as the Son of God.
That is exactly why Jesus is our mediator. As the Son of Man He is able to reach down to where we are in our circumstances, with our human faults, failures and mistakes, and take hold of our hand. While at the same time taking hold of God’s hand with His Son of God divinity and creating a bridge between our humanity and the divinity we so desperately need in order to overcome and progress forward in our relationship with the Lord.
All we have to do to connect into all the goodness of God is learn to recognize Jesus in the midst of our circumstances. When we find ourselves in the difficult places of life we are so quick to blame this person or to blame that situation. The answer is simply to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. “”Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Such a simple little statement that miraculously builds a bridge between my humanity and the divinity of God Almighty.