After witnessing Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5000, many of Jesus’ supposed followers walked away, offended at the idea of him being “The Bread of Life.” They were impressed by his power, but they couldn’t swallow that claim. Yet, a comparatively small number of people stuck with Jesus. How did Peter say it? “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
Some walked away and starved rather than “eating” of the Bread of Life. But why? “Why was I made to hear thy voice, And enter while there’s room, When thousands make a wretched choice, And rather starve than come?” (hymn “How Sweet & Aweful is This Place”) Indeed. Why was I a guest? Let’s talk about that as we look at John 6:60-71!