Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, (John 6:68)
I’m so glad the Lord left us this word, it comes to my mind so often and gives me peace. Sometimes life gets hard and we just want to run away. But where could we go? In the passages preceding the one above, we read that some of Jesus’ followers left because the way was too hard.
Some of us feel that way from time to time. We, like the Hebrew children, think it would be easier to go back to Egypt. It wouldn’t. We think that way because we have faulty memory’s. We forget that we were slaves, we worked hard and gained nothing, the master we served was cruel. But not Jesus. He is loving and kind, gentle and meek. He gives to His children generously.
When the way gets hard, ask yourself, “to whom shall I go?” Once you’ve asked that question, go ahead and run; but not away – run to the ONLY One with the words of eternal life, run to Jesus.