The Call To Urgency
I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. (John 6:35)
As we read today’s Gospel, Jesus calls on us to be vigilant in our understanding and resolve of our Christian faith.
Jesus has given us a chance with eternal life by accepting Him as the Son of the Living God and our sole Redeemer. He died for us and His life was indeed the payment for our sins. With such a high price, all He wanted from us was to believe. Not to “think,” but to feel with our hearts and continue living our lives knowing that life eternal is a destination that must and can only be reached through God’s road.
I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger.
Can we really accept that? Can we really believe that? In this day and age when people consider themselves very self-sufficient and independent, the types who would say, “no way! I gotta see it to believe it,” it would be a hard sell for us to think that we can truly never go hungry that way. It can’t be that simple. Can we really believe that? Can we truly believe that life and death depend on just accepting Jesus and seeing in Him the Father?
The answer is YES!
When we become a true follower of Christ, we begin to see the world and the people around us through the eyes of Christ. We begin to see the goodness in all things, no matter how bad things look now. We begin to see the possible in the impossible not through our reasoning, but through our faith. We begin to hold Jesus to His promise, that no matter how sinful we were He will raise us up on the last day.
But we need to heed His call to urgency.
We can’t live above the fence anymore. We can’t be lukewarm! That is what Jesus is telling us. When life gets filled with unexpected tragedies, or twist and turns, we need to continue moving forward with faith that God will indeed provide for whatever we need to last the journey. We cannot waive! Believe, that through Him and only through Him, we will never go hungry.
REFLECTION QUESTIONS: How solid and important to you is your faith? Does your faith nourish your daily life? Is God #1 in your priority list?
Lord, how shallow is my faith! Help me to see that my faith in You is “of infinite importance.”