Walking on water and making bread join a long list of miracles along with raising people from the dead and opening blind eyes. Jesus' miracles and His controversial “eat my flesh” statement all convey the same message: Jesus is the point. In this life and the next, we can never be satisfied apart from Jesus. And on the opposite end of that spectrum, if we have nothing but Jesus, we have everything.
I understand why some walked away. They didn’t want to surrender everything to Jesus. Some people probably wanted a show, to be a part of something powerful, or to have a need met. Their world was similar to our world today, looking for more money, more things, more options and more religion. More was the focus of their desires, actions and attitudes.
Jesus speaks in direct contrast, saying “I am” the answer. Jesus did not come to leave us wanting; He came to give us everything. He is everything. Like Peter, we can say with joy, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).
1) What did you learn about Jesus from this chapter?
2) What, if anything, are you scared to surrender to Jesus? Is anything in your life holding you back from a 100 percent commitment to Him?
3) Do you think you are living a full life? Why or why not? Ask God if He wants to change the way you live.