"Before Abraham was born, I am!" (John 8:58). What a powerful statement. What a tremendous claim. Jesus existed before Abraham, before creation, before the beginning of time. When he said this to the Jews, he portrayed himself as divine, and the Jews knew it.
They also realized that he was taking to himself the name God gave to Moses (Exodus 3:14). He is the I Am, the Lord, the God of Abraham, of Isaac and Jacob. The God who had always watched over them. The God who had delivered them from Egypt. The God who had brought them into the promised land. The God of Israel. Their God.
And he was standing in their midst explaining to them that he honored the Father and the Father honored him. It was all too much to take in. They were going to stone him for blasphemy, but he escaped.
For Reflection: If Jesus appeared in front of me, right now, what would I do?
Let us pray. Jesus, you are the great I am. You are the creator, the deliverer, the nurturer, the fulfillment of promises. You are the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. You are my God too.
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I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.