John 6:66-69 (NIV) – From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Jesus alone has the words of eternal life because He alone is the Source of all life (John 1:3-4). Eternal life begins now. It is a quality and length of life the begins the moment we first “believed” and were born again by the power of the Holy Spirit, and continues on forever in the new heavens and new earth. How could Peter, representing the Twelve, recognize this so clearly at that moment when many were deserting Jesus? It is only by God’s grace for no one can come to Jesus unless the Father draws them (John 6:44). Therefore, let’s not be presumptuous. Let’s be humble before the Word of God in all of its forms – read, preached, prayed, and sung. Throughout this series, may we come to Jesus as regularly as we eat physical food, thus expressing our trust in Him.
Let’s worship to the song, “The Blessing” by Elevation Worship.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for drawing us to Your Son. Jesus, we declare that you alone have the words of eternal life. Through the Spirit, may you draw to Yourself those we are ministering to. In Jesus’ name, Amen.