YOU DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE ME TOO, DO YOU?”

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When I read this passage from John I sense our Lord Jesus Christ’s feelings and it makes me sad.

He {Jesus} went on to say, ‘This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him.’ From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

‘You do not want to leave too, do you?’ Jesus asked the Twelve.

Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’”_______John 6: 65-69

How utterly precious and moving are these words of our Lord Jesus Christ and Peter.

In these times of uncertainty, fear, and testing, this passage came to me and I wondered;

Do I want to leave our Lord, too? Of course not! I couldn’t if I wanted to do so. Salvation is eternal and not by my works. I can’t lose it because of my sin of unbelief or any other sin. Christ paid for ALL sin, not just a few and I fully accept and rejoice in that truth.

Then I wondered again; could I “leave Him” with my worry, my fear, my concern for tomorrow and what it may bring?

Yes. I “leave Him” when I fail to trust Him fully. I “leave” His peace and presence with me; I “leave” His joy and blessing; I “leave” my knowledge of His provision for my future; I “leave” the power of His Holy Spirit within me.

Along with Peter I say…….O Lord, to whom would I go? You have the words of life. You are the beginning and the end; you are my everything. You are my hope, my guarantee, and my eternal joy.

Thank you, Lord, that regardless of my faithless worry, you always remain faithful.

‘Til He Shouts,

Adele

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