Who is Jesus? A Lenten Journey through John – Day 10
Read John 6:22-71
Jesus’ followers were obsessed with miracles. When he told his followers not to labor for bread that perishes, but to work for food that endures to eternal life, they wanted to know what miracle Jesus would do so they could believe in him. This must baffle Jesus. He just fed 5000 people with 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread! What more do they expect?
We still want to see God perform miracles, thinking it will help us believe in him. Are you unsatisfied with how God answers prayer? Do you come away with more questions than answers? Maybe you’re still hungry and are in search of the bread of life. Maybe you’ve grown frustrated with the Lord and have gone away grumbling like the Jews in this passage.
Miracles still happen every day. It may not be the miracle you’ve been hoping for, but it doesn’t make it any less of a miracle. Life is a gift and each day is a blessing. Beauty surrounds us everywhere. There are miracles everywhere.
Lord, open my eyes so that I may see the miracles you provide every day. Teach me to be grateful, for you satisfy my soul with all I need. Amen.