I was reading today in John 6 and Jesus is talking to the people and He tells him that He is the bread of life and that whoever comes to Him will never be hungry or thirsty and those who come to Him will never be rejected. He tells them He came down from Heaven to do the will of God which is that He should not lose even one that has been given to Him but that He would raise them up to have eternal life!
But the people MISSED THE POINT! They were so focused on negative that the only thing they heard was, “I am the bread that came down from Heaven” and they got jealous and had the “how can he be any better than us?” attitude. “Who does he think he is?“ This is what it says in verses 41 and 42, “Then the people began to murmur in disagreement because he had said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Isn’t this Jesus, the son of Joseph? We know his father and mother. How can he say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
Jesus JUST said in verse 40, “For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in Him should have eternal life”! And they’re worried about Him being better than them? Are you serious?? He has a gift for you….despite who YOU are!
This would be like me getting up in front of all the people at my class reunion and saying, “I have inherited 100 million dollars from my dad and he gave it to me so that I could distribute it to all of you who come to me and ask so that you can have ALL of your needs taken care of.”
And instead of them saying, “Sweet! Thank you! I accept!” They begin rolling their eyes and complaining to each other….“Who does she think she is? Isn’t that the girl who grew up down the block from us in Del City who’s dad was a boiler maker?” They’d be missing the point! There is a blessing to be seen here and you want to make something negative out of it?
How often do we miss it? It’s raining and we say….“That just messed up our ball game”. What about the beautiful shade tree that just got watered or the fruits and vegetables that (contrary to millennial’s beliefs)….do not just appear in the grocery stores! Some farmer out there somewhere…needs that rain to bring you what you desire without YOU having to even labor for it.
How often are we so focused on everything negative in this world…or even what we portray to be negative that we completely miss ALL THE BLESSINGS of life?? How many unsaved people are out there missing the boat because they’re so full of pride that as soon as a believer speaks to them their first thought is, “Oh so you think you’re better than me?”
And as believers….are we missing it because we see so much negative that we have a hard time recognizing the goodness of God and the image of God even in those unbelievers?
Folks…..put those eclipse glasses back on. The ones that made it possible for you to look at the sun! You made a purchase…an effort…even took a risk to look at the light. It was a breathtaking event! Every day could be like that! Don’t miss the point in this life…find the beauty in it, find the positives, seek them out, go against the norm and discover all the blessings that God has in store for you!
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