31 Then Jesus said, “Let’s get away from the crowds for a while and rest.” There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.
32 They left by boat for a quieter spot.
33 But many people saw them leaving, and people from many towns ran ahead along the shore and met them as they landed.
34 A vast crowd was there as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he taught them many things.
35 Late in the afternoon his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and it is getting late. 36 Send the crowds away so they can go to the nearby farms and villages and buy themselves some food.”
37 But Jesus said, “You feed them.”
I’ve always struggled with questions like: “Why would Jesus want to spend time with me, me, the one who sins all the time?” and “Can He satisfy irritable, demanding me?”.
God brought me to this passage today and it was such a great relief. It’s strange how you can read a passage of Scripture even a thousand times but never get any meaning out it.
In this passage, God showed me that he always has time for us. Even when we disobey him, Jesus will always be there for us.
Jesus was in the middle of eating (he probably hadn’t eaten all day) yet people wanted to hear him speak. Jesus didn’t say “Come back in five.” It says that “he [Jesus] had compassion on them”.
So just remember that it is never a bad time for you to speak to Jesus, because he never sleeps, he’s never away. He’s right there with you every minute of every day!