Do you also want to go?

John 6:67

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So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go?”

John 6:67, LSB

We may find this question troubling, but if you think of our world, it makes a lot of sense. There are a lot of, as is said, fair-weather fans. We know this reality. In life, if things are going well, there are those that will be around and take advantage of all the good, but as soon as things get bad or take a negative turn they are nowhere to be found. Jesus was popular when His message was soft and the miracles were coming, but the moment that He spoke something that was not appealing to the ears of many, they walked away. For a true disciple, this is not the case, and we know this to be true of the disciples of Jesus. The twelve were his most loyal, though there were a few hiccups, but, except for Judas Iscariot, they all gave entirely of themselves to the mission of Christ. We, too, are called to stand firm in the promises of Christ and letting the Word of God guide us in all aspects of our lives. It is the reality to which we are called as is later responded, “Lord, to whom shall we go?”

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.