When looking at John 6, it is important to note that this was toward the peak of Jesus’ ministry. People had heard about Jesus all throughout Judea, Samaria and to the high priests in Jerusalem. When preparing for the Passover meal with all those people, Jesus shows his messianic powers by turning the little bread that was there into fish. Five loaves of bread turned into twelve baskets filled of fish. The only thing the people could respond was “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” (John 6:14). Those simple words give us hope and hope abundantly.
The middle section of John 6 has to do with the remarkable act of Jesus walking on water. Here we see the rough and tough waves that are causing much fear for the disciples. What Jesus did by walking on water can give us the upmost confidence in that any “storm” that arises in our lives can be calmed through knowing and trusting Christ as the one who gives eternal life to all. Walking on water confirms his power.
With being the bread of life that Jesus reveals, we know that we should always hunger and thirst for his righteousness. John 6 as a whole is an excellent reminder of our pursuit of God and why he is worth pursuing.