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To Whom Would We Go But Christ?

Posted on: February 21, 2011

Last week I was reading through the book of John, when these verses jumped out at me:

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go?* You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:66-69

To whom do I go? My heart tends to stray away far too often from my Father. I get distracted by life, by hardships and saddest, by entertainment. I cheaply go to those things rather than God. I think the internet will provide me with knowledge. I think television will provide me with rest. I think shopping will provide me with fulfilment. But none of it does. In the end, I find myself even worse off than I started.

Jesus has the words that give eternal life.

Do I think that daily? Do my actions, schedule, speech reflect that? Honestly, I don’t think that daily. Honestly, my life doesn’t always reflect His eternal giving.

It seems overwhelming to see an area of your life that needs change. Changing a thought process. Changing a habit. Changing a lifetime of wrong. A daunting task when you go it alone. But the beauty is, I’m not alone. You’re not alone. Jesus is right here with us, feeding us words of eternal life, showing us the path. We can start this day plodding forward, knowing there will be mistakes, but pushing through it, pushing toward Christ. After all, to whom else would we go?

*Emphasis added

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7 Responses to "To Whom Would We Go But Christ?"

Amen, Sarah! I need that today!!

Just found your blog and what a blessing! Love the name by the way!

AMEN!!! LOVE, LOVE this post.

Thank you Sarah, beautifully written and such a great reminder. I often allow myself to jump into the downward spiral of negativity and despair forgetting to confess and go to God asking him for help and remembering only he can change my heart/actions.

That passage has long been one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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