The miracles aren’t the main thing

John 6

 

The miracles aren’t the main thing

 

“60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

 

61 Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit[e] and life. 64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”

 

66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

 

67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

 

68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

 

70 Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)”

 

My pastor says this often, the problem with life is it’s so daily. I live my life day by day and the challenges, especially the spiritual challenges are there every day.

 

The next day After Jesus fed the 5000 they were all hungry again. At the wedding when the water turned into wine was gone people got thirsty again.

 

The miracles were not to change the world, the miracles were to point to the one who could change a heart.

 

The miracles that Jesus performed weren’t an end in themselves. They were to point to Jesus otherness, his holiness. Yes, he did grow up down the street, but his origins were from eternity, not Galilee.

 

Not everyone could see past the miracles to the God/man who was before all time and who could build a bridge from a sin filled existence to an eternity with God.

 

The disciples saw it and Peter said it. ““Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”’

 

To whom shall we go? Is there another offer? A better offer? An offer with a brighter future than an eternity with a holy God?

 

To whom shall we go?

 

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?