Today's Reading: John 6
Did you ever sit at a desk with a homework assignment? Did you ever struggle over one math problem, trying to work it over and over and over again, paper torn with erasures and smeared with mistakes? Have you ever abandoned something--a project, a job, a marriage--because it was just too hard?
If you have ever had such an experience, you can empathize with the followers of Jesus. The lessons are becoming more difficult. Eating flesh. Drinking blood. Descending from heaven. Greater than Moses. Who can understand all this? It is more complex than a physics equation.
When the students ask for an explanation, Jesus speaks in mysterious language. Spirit revelation. Eternal life. God's seal of approval. What is Jesus talking about?
If you think you understand this passage, one of two things might be happening. Either you think you understand and actually don't have a clue; or you do understand only because God has chose you to have this revealed to you.
You see, Jesus is talking a foreign language---kingdom of God language. This language is as amazing as the thoughts it possesses. This language is as miraculous as its speaker multiplying bread and walking on water, materializing in places and descending from heaven.
Unless...you believe...by the power of the Holy Spirit.