86. When Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone (John 6:15).
He had not come to be the king they were looking for. Instead, He was the King they needed. And that’s what Jesus is for us as well. We often want a king that solves all of our problems and magically gives us everything we want or think we need, but He is a King with His own plan for our lives. When we allow Him to be that leader, He guides us to life’s best, even if what He brings wasn’t on the menu we ordered from. His kingdom is perfect and He is the ideal King for our lives. It’s up to us to accept that truth and rejoice in what He has brought. He really is the King our lives crave.