Sorry I am a bit late this morning. As we look at John 6 today perhaps the disciples were a bit late too in realizing the power and scope of what Jesus could/can do.
Some of my favorite words with the disciples are found here:
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” (John 6:8-10 [ESV])
Andrew is my favorite disciple. Who is your favorite? I like Andrew because he was always bringing people to Jesus. I think Andrew was a people person. Here he is with a young boy in tow. The boy had five loaves and two fish, but Andrew was bringing him to Jesus to see if he could help in feeding the five thousand people gathered with the disciples. Phillip had already failed the test, and in Andrew’s case he would fail again when he brings some asking about Jesus to Andrew and asks him what should we do with these guys and Andrew takes them to Jesus.
And the most important bring was most likely his brother — Simon Peter. And Andrew was probably humble too. From then on Andrew was referred to as Simon Peter’s brother, not the other way around and you never hear anything about that from Andrew.
I love Andrew’s character for three reasons… I’ll share two here. First, he must have been a people person. I can resonate with that cause I am one too. Second, he brought people to Jesus. He wasn’t the big spokesman or front man, but he kept building relationships and bringing people to Jesus. That is something we can all do.We don’t need to have all the answers all we need to do is point people to Jesus.
Who are you pointing to Jesus today?