Power to believe: ”He went on to say,” This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him” John 6:65. Upon reading this chapter, I noticed the many miracles performed, followed by a “hard” teaching that Jesus is the bread we need to eat and blood we need to drink. But even before this teaching, the miraculous signs didn’t “enable” them to believe. In the Greek, the word δύναται translated can/able can also be translated powerful. We are not powerful enough to believe on our own, therefore, we must be enabled/granted that ability to believe. What a concept in a self-sufficient world that we aren’t powerful enough in the mind to believe what we want to! The experience of a miracle or the bread that spoils (vs. 27) did not install a permanent faith enabling them to remain full (vs. 26). So if the experience of the miracles fade, what was Jesus offering that would enable them to believe Him permanently? “Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me (Word of God) will live (be enabled to believe and live) because of me” (vs. 57). Eat a miracle, you’ll hunger again. Eat the flesh (Word of God) and drink his blood (remember his suffering and that we are called to suffer) and God will “enable/empower” us to believe, for He is the One to believe, the One that enables/empowers and shows us how to believe. Has the Father enabled you?