// John 6:63-69 //
This is what my journaling Bible looks like. It's not covered in oil pastels, water colors, scrapbooking letters or anything else overly crafty. Just pen, pencil and marker.
I can't really remember how I ended up at this scripture but I know it was during a recent fast. I'd never read this before but it stuck with me after reading it.
Quick rundown: So, after all of the other disciples had turned away from Jesus and went about their business twelve decided to stay. Jesus turns and looks at those 12 and says, "Do you want to go away as well?".
I honestly can't even imagine what it would be like to have the living Savior ask if I wanted to leave too. I' wouldn't even be able to move. AT. ALL. I can just seem myself, mouth wide open, staring in awe. Well, luckily the disciples weren't in awe like I would have been! Instead, [Simon] Peter turns to him and answers with something that just clicked when I read it. He said, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life and we have believed, and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God."
Can we just look at the first half of his answer? John 6:68 says, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." That right there is enough for me. Because let's think about it for a second-- besides the obviousness of salvation, there truly is no one else for us to go to and through to get to our Heavenly Father. So before we go running to everyone but Jesus, let's step back and really ask ourselves who we can rely on. There's no other first responder, national leader, humanitarian, or any other person who can get us to the Father other than Christ Jesus. He's the only one.
So let's not get so caught up in this world, relying on everyone else to protect us, cure us, or care for us. Let's be be like Peter and realize that there is only one to whom we can go to. Only one who has the words of eternal life. The Holy One of God.
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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