August 12, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on John 6:14, as we hear the crowd after Jesus fed the 5000, more than like many more, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
In saying this, they are claiming that Jesus is equal to the great prophet and leader, Moses. They are hungry for more of this great prophet. Jesus represents a political or military revolution, not a visible manifestation of God. They just don’t get it that he has something far more significant in mind, something that will reveal his greatest glory humankind’s redemption.
How often do we look for a Jesus who will serve our purposes, rather than choosing to align ourselves to his will? The One who walks on water, who feeds our souls, who stills wind and waves, who desires our trust and allegiance, who has gone the way of the cross to bring us to our real home, God’s home. Let us recognize that Jesus!
Lord Jesus, you are worthy of all honor and glory. Send your Spirit to grow our faith and trust in you. Feed our souls. Heal us in body and heart. Open our eyes to see your divine love. Help us to follow in your way, to the glory of your name. Amen.