As a consequence of [hearing Jesus talk about His flesh and blood being real food and drink], many of his disciples withdrew and no longer followed him. So Jesus said to the twelve, “And are you too wanting to go away?”
“Lord,” answered Simon Peter, “who else should we go to? You have the words of eternal life! And we believe and are convinced that you are the holy one of God.” (John 6:66-69)
Are all three parts of Peter’s confession here your confession?
1) “Lord, who else should we go to?” – Having lived, having struggled, having succeeded, having tasted what the world has to offer, have you become firmly convinced that there is no other safe-harbor for your heart and soul but this Jesus? The reality: Until we actually know this to be the truth, we will always continue to dabble with other destinations.
2) “You have the words of eternal life!” – Is that how sweet they are to you? Do you feel fabulously rich because you hold in your hands and actually possess His words and His Word? Do you know that every utterance of His lips imparts life: is life? Just consider some of the joy the Psalmists experienced as they gloried in both knowing and holding the words of our God: