This morning I poured my morning cup of coffee and pulled up into the John 6 parking space again for a few minutes. Why do I love these verses so much?
In John 6, Jesus begins explaining to the crowds following after him that he is the bread of life. I find these verses to be some of the most hope-filled verses in the entire Bible. And this is why: Look at the words I placed in bold from this portion of chapter 6.
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them (vs 35)
No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry (vs 35)
No one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again (vs 35)
Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out (vs 37)
This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those He has given Me (vs 39)
For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day (vs 40)
Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me— (vs 45)
I assure you: Anyone who believes has eternal life (vs 47)
This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that anyone may eat of it and not die (vs 50)
If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever (vs 51)
For anyone who has ever felt worn out, not good enough, rejected, or excluded…this is a beautiful promise.
When you come to Me, when you believe in Me, I will satisfy you.
I will never turn My back.
I will never loosen My grip.