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The Workday Commute
The Messiah's ministry rose to extraordinary popularity very quickly. Great multitudes rightfully wanted to learn from Him. But back in that time, that could only be done "live" - endlessly. The result was that Jesus of Nazareth (Who was as human as any other) was often worked to the point of exhaustion - so much so that those closest to Him feared for His health (in the context of which it was spoken, the "He is beside himself" obviously refers to His physical health from not even having time to eat).
"3:20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
"He gave commandment to depart unto the other side"
While in Galilee, the Messiah's way of ending a work day was to cross the Sea of Galilee in one of the apostle's readily-available fishing boats (perhaps another reason that fishermen were chosen as apostles). He frequently did it after the day's lesson to a crowd was completed.
"8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side." (Matthew 8:18 KJV)
Notice carefully that He had worked so hard that day that He fell asleep right in the hard-floor fishing boat - and kept sleeping even when a sudden storm hit (keep in mind that He often awoke long before sunrise to pray, and then walked with and taught very large crowds all day).
"8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
Another of the Christ's most famous miracles happened in just such a crossing at the end of a teaching - the walking on water after He told the apostles to start the crossing without Him.
"14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
Fact Finder: What prophet experienced a storm on a ship - the record of which was used as the only proof that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah?