Where Else Will I Go

April 24, 2022 - Jason Windsor

At certain points in His ministry, Jesus was exceptionally popular, which makes perfect sense: He was doing things no one else could do. He was healing the sick and feeding the masses miraculously. The people wanted to force Him to be king, but He had a different agenda… He wanted them to know God, so He delivered one of the most difficult teachings in Scripture: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life.” Upon hearing this, many of His followers left… but not all. Jesus turned and asked Peter, “Why haven’t you left too?” and Peter responds with one of the most profound confessions recorded in Scripture: Where else will we go; you are the only one who tells the truth. And in this confession, He summarized what it means to follow Jesus. If we follow Him, we are faced with the choice between what is easy and what is true; and in this case, the truth is not a concept… it is a person, more than a person really. The choice is between what is easy and the all-powerful, all-loving Jesus Christ… AKA the truth.