Very often when I teach bible studies the question comes up, "how is it possible that people who witnessed his miracles still did not understand who Jesus was?" I think the answer lies in part in the truth that what we see, how we understand and experience Jesus in particular, life in general, is very much dependent upon what we are looking for. In John's gospel he tells us the story of a conversation between Jesus and those who had chased after him following the feeding of the five thousand, John 6:24-35. They wanted to see him do more; they wanted to be benefactors again of his miracles. Jesus instead teaches them, pushing them to think more deeply. In John's use of language we are challenged to change our perspective, how we see and understand in considering the miracles of Jesus. What are you "looking for" from Jesus in your life?
Join us Sunday as we consider together how simply changing one word can change our perspective, our understanding, and as a consequence our lives also.