Jesus just gave the very controversial message that His Body and His blood were the true food. The multitudes following Him began to complain and question the validity of His authority. The topic was just too much for them and many turned away and deserted Him.
Jesus turns to the 12 and asks, “Are you also going to leave?”
I love Simon Peter’s response:
“Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.”
Some days this is exactly how I feel.
His Words are so much better than anything the world could offer me. Even when I might not understand all that the Spirit is trying to teach me. Even when I feel like I can’t grasp the true depths of His words. Even when the world turns away and calls Jesus (and His followers) crazy.
To whom would we go when we’ve already tasted and seen? To whom could we turn to that could satisfy us like Jesus?
At the end of the day and all the struggles, one thing remains….He who has the Son has life.
To quote the rest of Peter’s response:
“We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.”
We have Jesus. We have life!