Most of us have heard the story of the Feeding of the 5000 – when Jesus fed a multitude of more than 5000 people with simply 5 loaves and 2 pieces of fish. It’s probably one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. And why not? It is great miracle where everyone goes home satisfied and thinking Jesus is great.
But somehow, there’s a certain verse in the story that pierces my heart every time I read it.
"Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” John 6:26-27
I can’t help but feel that many of us are like the crowd of people that followed Jesus. Sure they were following Jesus (which is a good thing to do) but the question is: why were they following Him? What were they seeking? God, or the gifts of God?Read More