Jesus the Intercessor: Mark 6:45-46
“45) Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself was sending the crowd away. 46) After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.” Mark‬ ‭6‬:‭45‬-‭46‬ ‭
These verses speak volumes. After feeding the 5,000 Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and depart for Bethsaida. Meanwhile, He Himself sent the crowd away. I can only imagine the conversations He had with the departing people.
Jesus had another meeting in mind. He departed for the mountain to pray. He often spent time alone with His Father in prayer. This was the fuel that filled His ministry tank.
I will not labor long over this point, though I have pondered it often over the years; “If Jesus needed time for prayer and solitude with His Father, how much more do we?” This was the #1 delight of His earthly journey.
According to Romans 8:27, Jesus still occupies the office of intercessor. It seems to be an eternal office for Him. It is another office He invites us into. How blessed is the man or woman who ventures into the mountain alone with Him.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global

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