Jesus is One with the Father and The Spirit. Not flesh. His words are spirit and His words are life. It’s not about life in the flesh, not about carnal living. They sought after Him in their flesh for their flesh. No profit for the flesh, even though He healed and fed bodies. It was for the work of the Spirit of truth and life. For life eternal.
Jesus knew the people who surrounded and followed Him. He knew who was true and who was not. Leaders have all kinds of followers. He knew His betrayer. It was OK, all part of the plan. The Father drew them all for a purpose. When things are made clear, people choose. Jesus lost many numbers that day, but He lost no true followers.
- What attracts me to Jesus?
- Who hold me there? Jesus.
- Did it bother Jesus that the numbers shrunk?
Not at all. It was a winnowing of truth. Jesus confronted His disciples with an opportunity to leave, to bow out gracefully. None of the 12 left. Not even Judas Iscariot. Peter speaks for them all. No place else to go as it is Jesus alone who has the words of eternal life. They understand enough to follow Him.
I don’t always understand, but Jesus, I have no place else to go. You alone are life and I shall walk this life with You, wherever that leads me, regardless of those around me who may one day fail me, fail You as well. It is You alone who has the words of life. You alone are worth my time, You the author and the finisher of time.