To Whom Shall We Go
Daily Devotional for December 24th
From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked not more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou has the words of eternal life. John 6:66-68
Will ye also go away? This seems to be an absurd question, but needs to be asked of all of us from time to time. How many days to we wake up and a thousand things try to pull us away from Jesus? In this passage of scripture, multitudes followed Jesus up until the time hard sayings came from Jesus lips.
In easy times, many people will continue with the Lord. But when the word of God begins to get a little hard and requires some things from us, we walk away. Why do we do that? Is the Lord asking something unrealistic of us or are we showing that we love that thing more than we love Him?
After we have been touched by the Lord so deeply; after we have tasted the Lord and know that there is none other and nothing else like Jesus, we should never let another desire turn our head or heart away. When we were lost and outcast from God, Jesus came to us. When He dealt with our hearts, we said yes to Him. Once we said yes, a wonderful flood of His Spirit came and showered us. How can we turn and walk away from the Lord knowing we’ve had that kind of experience with Him?
An answer was required of the disciples as it is of us. Jesus wanted to hear their reply. When times get hard, what will we choose to do? Will we remember the wonderful love He showed to us, the great miracle of salvation He performed in us? Peter’s answer was one of the greatest answers that could have been spoken. There is nowhere else to go. If we leave Jesus, then where else is there? The truth is, there is nowhere else. Jesus is my all in all! He’s everything! I live because of Jesus. I breathe because of Him. Everything I have, Jesus has provided. I choose to stay with the Lord. What will you choose?