35Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.36But you haven’t believed in me even though you have seen me.37However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.38For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.39And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.40For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.”
41Then the people began to murmur in disagreement because he had said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”42They said, “Isn’t this Jesus, the son of Joseph? We know his father and mother. How can he say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
43But Jesus replied, “Stop complaining about what I said.44For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up.45As it is written in the Scriptures, ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.46(Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.)
Do you hear the Father calling you to come to Jesus, or maybe just come closer to Jesus? Jesus tells us that if we come to him we will never be hungry or thirsty again. Now obviously he is speaking spiritually here, but isn’t that the most important? After all, this body will die, but in Jesus we have life eternal.
Notice how the people who knew Jesus, the people he grew up with, would not accept him. Don’t be like that. See Jesus in those around you. Let Jesus change the person who was cruel to you in school. See him in others, but don’t be surprised when people refuse to accept him in you.
Lord, open my heart to know you in those around me. Bring me closer and closer to you. Help me to truly and complete come to you. *obbs*