What saying of Jesus resonates most?

             According to an online dictionary, the word, “resonance” means, “To evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief.” To me, the saying of Jesus that resonates most is in John 6:35ff.

            “I am the bread of life,” Jesus said in verse 35. Again in verse 38, Jesus said, “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me, that all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”

             In verses 48 and 51, Jesus reiterates the same claim, perhaps because he was able to see inside the minds of his hearers and note how reluctant they were to accept his words.

            He doesn’t let up in verse 54, either, when he said, “Whoso eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day.”

            Of course, we read these verses from our vantage point of having the complete revelation of God. But when Jesus spoke these words, imagine what was going through their minds. This man was telling them that he is God the Son. The claims caused many of his disciples to turn away (6:66).

            Those words still hold rejection for many today.

            But to those of us who are being saved by God’s grace, these words hold within them the realization of redemption from sin and eternal life (1 Corinthians 1:18).

            That’s why those sayings resonate with me.

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