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John 6:56-69

Where Do You Go?

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John 6:56-69

Where Do You Go?

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Do you ever feel as if you need advice?

You might ask someone’s advice about how to fix your bike, bake a cake, how to fly a kite…

You may need someone’s advice about where to find something that has been misplaced.

Maybe you are having a hard time making a decision. You don’t know if you should take dance lessons or play soccer; choose swimming lessons or an art class.

You may need the guidance of a good teacher when you are learning something new.

Perhaps there is a bully in your neighborhood or at your school and you need advice about how to handle that situation.

There are many reasons and times when we need advice and guidance.

Today’s Bible lesson tells us about a good source of advice. Jesus was teaching in the synagogue. Some of the people gathered around him had trouble understanding what he was saying and they left. Jesus said to his twelve disciples, “You don’t also want to go away, do you?” (6:67).

Simon Peter answered, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life” (6:68). “We have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (6:69).

Jesus’ disciples had seen how Jesus loved people how he healed and comforted them. They believed that Jesus was holy and that the best advice they could find would come from Him.

This is good advice for each one of us. Through our prayers and by studying the Bible we have a way to get good advice and guidance. Each one of us can go to the Holy One of God.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2009, Richard Niell Donovan