Before I say anything else, I need to say this…. When I was reading John 6 this morning, and saw this exchange between Jesus and the crowds, and realized what was happening, I laughed. But the more I think about it, the less amused I am. Jesus was intimately involved with man from the very beginning. He was there when fellowship was broken in the Garden. Unless I’m mistaken, he was on scene when Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden. He witnessed the first murder. He knew about every sin, and about every plan that God had for restoring man. Here in John, we see him carrying out the plans, knowing the tremendous gift he was bringing, but seeing how thankless and short-sighted man can be. It’s actually very sad.
AS THEN, SO NOW
Jesus fed the five thousand and then slipped away when he saw that they were fixated on politics and food.
The crowd persisted, and sought him. They found him on the other side. Little did they understand how he was looking out for them.