“Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:67-69
When Jesus lived as a man among the people, He spoke truth to them, taught the principles of God’s Kingdom, healed the sick, cleansed lepers, raised the dead and cast out devils. I’m sure many people heard Him as He came through their towns, and others traveled far to see and hear Him. Then they returned home.
But there was one group that put themselves in a position to hear what Jesus said all the time as they followed Him closely every day. They had to leave behind life as they knew it to seize the opportunity to be and do something bigger than they had ever known before. Because of their commitment, they saw and heard many miraculous things. Their spiritual eyes were opened to see farther than this life. Yet they had to bear much ridicule and persecution from those who opposed the message…and there were many of those. But the disciples of Jesus stood firm in their commitment and did not turn back.
Which group do you belong to?