“The next day, the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea knew there had been only one boat. They also knew that Jesus had not boarded the boat with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone off alone. Some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord gave thanks. When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here? ””, John 6:22-25 HCSB
• I lack geographical knowledge so I don’t know how large the sea was that Jesus crossed by walking on the water. So I don’t know, for example, how long it would have taken Jesus to go around the sea to get to the other side. Was the sea big enough where Jesus could have gotten on a boat a little further down where the people would not have seen Him? Would Jesus have been able to swim across the sea?
“Jesus answered, “I assure you: You are looking for Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate the loaves and were filled.”, John 6:26 HCSB
• Looking at both His teachings and His recorded interactions with others, Jesus seemed to always be focused in on hearts. In the above text, the first thing He said to the crowd who asked Him when He got there (and who were obviously trying to figure out **how** He got there) was about where their hearts were. Also, this understanding that Jesus was so focused in on hearts can help us understand Jesus’ teachings. I believe we should always look at Jesus’ teachings with this in mind.
• I have a hunch that it wasn’t easy to have “small talk” with Jesus! Lol.