Today’s devotion is based on John 6:14,15. “After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.”
Jesus had just fed more than five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two small fish. One can only marvel at Jesus’ power to feed so many people with such limited resources. It is tempting to make Jesus into a “bread-king” and have every want and desire filled.
But what about my real needs? Who would respond to my need for forgiveness? Who would resolve my natural hostility toward God? Who would give me hope in the face of sickness and death? I need Jesus to be the Savior God sent him to be. When I am uncertain, I need to look to the cross. There I can see Jesus, the Savior I truly need.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, thank you for being my Savior. Remind me that you alone give me what I need. In your name, I pray. Amen.