God is the Great I Am
In the Bible, Jesus makes several declarations of who he is and his character. He said:
“I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”
“I am the light of the world.”
“I am the gate for the sheep.”
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.”
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.”
He also provided insight into his relationship with his Father and his followers:
“I am in my Father.”
“I am in you.”
“I am not alone, for my Father is with me.”
Is this how you see Jesus?
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.