The headline read; "Straddling Fence causes serious injury." The article told of the uncomfortable injuries caused when a man sat on a barbed wire fence.
In John 6:67-68 we read: Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Jesus' massive following evaporated when He called for a commitment the average follower wouldn't make. Jesus was requiring an exclusive relationship with each individual that would follow Him. No other saviors allowed. The choice was clear; partake of me or leave. There were twelve chosen disciples who also had a choice: Peter spoke for them and said: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” What insight Peter had, that in Christ is eternal life. There is no where else, no one else, to turn to but to Jesus.
There are some who sit on the fence to observe, others foolishly trying to straddle the fence and the time will come when serious injury will occur. If you try to have one foot in the world and another in Christ, there is a time of tearing and hurt ahead of you. The gospel message requires a decision: will you accept Christ and receive Him as the Bread of Life; or will you turn back to the emptiness of life without Christ. The choice is clear and as Peter well said: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”