Finding Purpose Through Difficulty
“And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.” Matthew 14:14
In the first few verses of Chapter 14 we find that Jesus learns of the beheading of John the Baptist. John was, not only the forerunner of Jesus, he was also a family member. He was the cousin born just six months prior to Jesus. No doubt, as children, they probably ran around the fields stirring up dust and playing with the sheep and other kids around them. I wonder how many times as teenagers they worked by the sweat of their brows doing work for their families.