“Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the Words of eternal life'” (John 6:68).
This passage comes right afterJesus had told the people some things that were difficult to hear. After this, everybody had left except for the twelve. Upon seeing this, Jesus asked them if they were also going to leave.
Simon Peter’s response speaks volumes to the
understanding that the disciples had. The disciples
understood that even though a life following Jesus wasn’t going to be all rainbows and butterﬂies, that Jesus was the only person that could give them eternal life.
When things get difficult, what are you going to do? Are you going to be one of the people that walked away, saying “This is too hard”? Or are you going to be like the disciples and say, “Even though this is difficult right now, I know that you have the words of eternal life.”
I challenge you this week to remember that Jesus is the only way, even when things are difficult. I encourage you to not walk away when things get hard like the other people did, but stick with Jesus like the twelve did.