The Crowds; Mark 6;33-34
“33) 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. 34) 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.”Mark‬ ‭6‬:‭33‬-‭34‬
We now come to a growing phenomenon that accompanied the public ministry of Jesus. He was constantly attracting crowds. It actually became problematic. In this story, He was seeking solitude, but the crowd ran to intercept Him and His disciples.
We now have to answer the question “Why?” What attracted people to Jesus from everywhere to the point that they thronged after Him?
I see at least four things: His ministry based on compassion. His messages based on truth. His miracles based on authority. And His mannerisms based on Agape love. He alone promised faith, hope, life and love; and He delivered. People were starving for these things. In this story, 5,000 people frantically ran to a remote place to meet Him.
It should be observed that the same phenomenon accompanied the spread of the gospel in the book of Acts. People are hungry for these things. It was true then and it is true now!
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global

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