Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
Peter and his companions knew who Jesus was. They had experienced the miracles of Jesus probably more than anyone. They had just served as waiters when Jesus fed the five thousand with five loaves and two fish. When many of these people the next day deserted Jesus for his teachings that didn’t go along with their will, Jesus then asked the Twelve, “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Peter made his beautiful confession: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Peter did not name miracles as the cause for his faith. No, it was the power of Jesus’ words, which moved him to call this man of human flesh and blood his Lord.
This is how it has been, how it is, and how it always will be to follow Jesus. To be with him is to respect, to trust, to rejoice, and to be comforted by his words. The words of Jesus have penetrated our hearts. We believe him to be true God and true man—Savior and Lord.
Dear Lord, keep me from straying, and, by your words, lead me to you now and eternally. Amen.