Mark 6:30-34

30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.

2 responses to “Mark 6:30-34

  1. The fame of Christ and His power spread so that they were crushed and pressed wherever they went. Jesus knew the disciples needed rest and went away with them for a retreat. However, the crowd saw where they were headed and beat them there. Jesus looked on them with compassion and put ministering to others ahead of His own rest and a break with His disciples.

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