Jesus was taking the disciples to a secluded area.
They needed rest.
They set sail for the other side of the body of water.
But, watch what happens…
They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.
The people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.
When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.
The people saw them leave.
Many people recognized them.
So, the people ran ahead…around the land mass/shore…and arrived ahead of them!
When Jesus went ashore, what did He see?
A large crowd.
Did He send them home?
Did He tell them that He had already “put in His forty hours”?
(You would not believe how many “professional ministers” have that attitude. True.)
Of course, He did not.
Jesus felt compassion.
The people were as sheep without a shepherd.
He began to teach them many things.
Rest would come later.
We should do likewise.
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