“Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, you want to be with Me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God has given Me the seal of His approval.’” John 6:26-27 (NLT)
Two of the most popular miracles of Jesus are recorded in John 6. The feeding of the 5,000 and when Jesus walked on water. Both illustrate His power over nature and His ability to meet every need in our lives. What if the boy had not offered Jesus his lunch? He would have missed the miracle of what God can do when we offer Him what we have, even if it’s just a little. Little is much when God is in it.
Then, when the storms of life come, where do you turn? The disciples discovered through their own experience the power of Jesus not only to provide every need but also to protect them in the storms of life.
With His popularity growing, many were questioning His identity. As He revealed Himself to them, many of those who followed Him began to fall away. Reconsider why you follow Christ in your journey as you read this chapter today. Read John 6 now.