Matthew 14:13 – 13 When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
There is a phenomenon known as “fight or flight”. It has to do with how we react during times of crisis. Do we stand our ground and “fight” or do we retreat to a safe and secure place and try to avoid the situation all together (flight). It has been said that those are our only two options in times of trial. This may surprise you, but I believe that we should spend more time on “flight” and less time on “fight”.
Let me explain. In today’s passage, we are told that “He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself“. Jesus had just been told that John the Baptist had been beheaded and He “departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself”. Jesus was not running away from a problem or situation. Rather, He was running to His Father. During times of trial, we must remember that before we “fight”, we must run to the Lord for comfort, guidance and direction. Jesus knew that His greatest “weapon” during this crisis was prayer. May that also be your greatest weapon in times of crisis.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!