"Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou are that Christ, the Son of the Living God" (John 6:68-69)
You, my precious Lord, have the words of eternal life.
I love Peter and his response to Jesus' inquiry. Many of the followers of Jesus had turned away and gone back to where they had come from. They no longer had the desire to follow after Him. So He was talking to the ones who remained. The twelve disciples. And Jesus simply asked them, 'Will ye also go away?'
Peter, like so many of us, didn't always say or do the right thing, but he had such a precious heart! I just love Peter and his child-like response to things. But this time, Peter nailed it. His response was straight from his heart and it was nothing but the TRUTH.
The Truth of God's Word. The Truth of who Jesus is. The Truth of the Words of eternal life.
Peter knew who Jesus was. And Peter knew he wanted to be right there in the middle of what was happening.
Where else would we desire to be but smack dab in the middle of the presence of Christ? To be standing shoulder to shoulder to the One who holds these Words. To be walking in step with the Son of God. To be following hard after Him.
I think too many times I don't let the fullness of who Jesus really is penetrate my being. I don't focus so much on the magnitude of His Greatness. And I sit here reading these verses again, I let each Word settle deep into my heart as to capture and ponder them with conviction. I want each word to cascade down and saturate me to overflowing.
Jesus IS the Christ! He is the Son of our Living God! He is not only the Words of eternal life, He IS Eternal Life! Hallelujah!!
He is Holy and True and He has the mighty and saving and powerful Words of Eternal Life.
He is the Word.
Praise you, Lord.