We continue our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. You can read the Introduction here and I AM the Messiah here.
I have chosen as my text what are for me the saddest words on Jesus' lips in the Gospels John 6:66-67
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
‘You do not want to leave too, do you?’ Jesus asked the Twelve.
Sad, sad words. They bring to my mind the picture of a child all excited about her birthday party until one by one her friends phone up and say: "We're not coming after all" until eventually she turns to the few who are still there and says ‘You do not want to leave too, do you?’