Reflection on John 6:56-69

Scripture
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Observation
Jesus tells His followers that to receive eternal life they must eat His flesh and drink His blood. Many of the people are offended by this.

Jesus tells them that His words are spirit and life. Some of them do not believe and this is why He has told them that no one can come to Him unless the Father enables them.

Many of the disciples turn back from following Jesus. He asks the Twelve if they want to leave too. But Jesus says “Where else could we go?”

Application
Following Jesus is not always easy. Often He will challenge our thinking in order to confront the sins we love and the lies we trust.

We all have our idols, and Jesus is determined to strip them of the power they have over us.

When Jesus leads us into water too deep for us to stand, the true disciple keeps looking towards Him and trusting Him to lead us through. The ones who never really knew Him will turn away and complain that it is too hard.

Prayer
Lord Jesus please help me to trust you more, especially when things seem too hard. Amen.

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