Jesus asked the twelve apostles, “Do you want to leave too?” Simon Peter answered Jesus, “Lord, where would we go? You have the things that give life forever. We believe in you. We know that you are the Holy One from God.” ~ John 6:67-69
We come to many crucial decision points in our lives. None is more important than this one. What do you do with Jesus? He has been pressing us to decide about him all week. Most of the world will turn away from him. Even though God’s grace has prepared the way, the path is too narrow and the demands too difficult for most people. Most don’t want to have to give up control. Most want a messiah whom they can tame and manipulate and make into their servant. Jesus would be our King—not prince or prophet, not rabbi or ruler, but King. So will we turn away? Will we leave? No, for he is King. Only he has the words of life.