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Lord, to whom shall we go?
<p>"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life!" John 6:68
These are the words of Peter, in reply to the question, "Will you also go away?" which was addressed by our blessed Lord to the twelve, when many of His followers were forsaking Him.
This question, doubtless, touched them to the quick; and the answer of Peter must well have expressed the feelings of all of them except the traitor. We can easily imagine them all ready to exclaim:
"What, Lord—leave You in whom is all our hope! Leave You, who has delivered us from spiritual death! Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."
And, Lord, to whom or where could I go—if I were to turn away from You? To the world —to its empty pleasures and vain delights?
What! Shall I leave a child's portion—for the husks that the swine eat?
What! Shall I forsake the fountain of living waters—for cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water?
What! Shall I turn from Your infallible and encouraging teaching—to the foolishness of human philosophy?
What! Shall I leave the light of the sun—for the glimmer of a glowworm?
If I were to turn from You, Lord—where could I go for pardon?
Where would I go for peace of conscience?
Where would I go for help in trouble?
Where would I go for life and salvation?
Lord, to whom could I go? "You have the words of eternal life!"
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