By Dr. K. Lynn Lewis
Jesus had a couple of busy, but revelatory days.
As John chronicles those hours in his gospel, Jesus first goes up a mountain, teaches his disciples, multiplies five loaves and two fish to feed more than 5,000 men (not counting women and children) who followed them to listen and watch, and then walks across the Sea of Galilee through a nighttime storm on the way back to Capernaum where he and his disciples lived at the time. John then describes Jesus teaching in the Capernaum synagogue, fielding complaints, answering questions, and inviting belief in him.
"I am the bread of life," Jesus declared, "for this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him will have eternal life, and I myself will raise them up on the last day" (John 6:35,40).
Following a Passover-connected illustration in which Jesus referenced the need to eat his flesh and drink his blood in order to obtain eternal life, many disciples abandoned him, even after he clarified that his words were spirit and life.
When Jesus asked the twelve if they wanted to leave, too, Peter replied, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we believe and know that you are the Holy One of God" (6:68-69).
As do we, which is why we continue to teach Jesus' words of spirit and life.
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