89. Rabbi, when did you get here (John 6:25)?
The crowd has figured out that Jesus didn’t get into the boat with the disciples, and now they are all on the other side of the lake. But as they seek an explanation, Jesus points to why they are here. Have they come to believe or do they just want more bread and fish? Here’s a common intersection in our lives with God. We wonder if and how He will come and He asks why we have come. Why have we come to Him? Do we believe or do we just want more for ourselves? Will we trade faith for miracles, or do we believe without the accompanying signs? These are the deeper issues God wants to accomplish in us.