Friday, 27 December 2019
John 6 : 25-40
“…the people……………… came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.”-John 6:24
Many are seekers today- some seeking the pleasures of life and what the world has to offer them while others seek ways to fill an emptiness or longing in their souls through varied means. In our reading today we see people seeking Jesus – but was it for the right reasons? Let us see!
The feeding of the five thousand with multiplying the five loaves and two fish was an astonishing miracle for the crowd who had gathered around Jesus. Soon after He left that place, some people came seeking where He went- the reason as Jesus explained “… I say to you, you seek Me not because you saw the signs but because you ate of the loaves and you were filled” (John 6:26). The wrong reason!
From our reading, here are the Right Reasons for seeking to earnestly follow Jesus:
Jesus is the Saviour of the world: Jesus says (John 6:29), “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” Why did God send His Son into the world? –“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:17). ‘Jesus’ the name means “he will save His people from their sins” (Matt.1:21). Jesus is the only name given for man to be saved: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) Seek Him who can save you!
Jesus is our Sufficient Portion: Jesus guarantees us, “I am the Bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35). We can never be fully satisfied by the perishing bread of the world and Jesus tells us not to be worried about what we eat or drink: “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’…For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” (Matt.6:31-33). Seek Him who can provide all your needs!
Jesus is our Security: Jesus promises us: “…the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” (John 6:37). Even if the whole world forsakes us, we can come to the One who said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” (Heb.13:5). He is the Good Shepherd who knows each of His sheep by name and keeps them securely in His fold (John 10:11;27;28). Seek Him who can keep you safe in His care!
Jesus is our Surety: Jesus assures us that everyone “who believes in Him may have everlasting life and I will raise him up at the last day.” Just as He was raised from death every believer will be resurrected. See how again in John 11:25 Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” What a future hope and surety for everyone who puts his/her faith in Jesus Christ! Seek Him who can keep you till eternity!
Friend, if you are seeking after the temporal or the things that are here today and gone tomorrow or if you are seeking to find what can fill that emptiness in your soul- why don’t you seek Jesus? You can find rest for your souls only in Him (Matthew 11:29).
Quote for the Day:
“WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM!
Listen- ‘You are my all in all’
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