John the Baptist, a great man of God and Jesus’ cousin, is killed for telling the truth. It is a huge tragedy. Jesus goes away and mourns. And the crowds still follow Him. This would have been hard for me. I would have used my power to be away from them, or to help them understand my grief and sorrow. Jesus had compassion on them, in the middle of His mourning. Jesus heals them, and feeds them, teaching His disciples a great lesson in leadership and faith along the way.
This world will bring pain and sorrow. This world is not following God. I must follow God, and in the strength He gives me serve Him, even in my hard times, even when I don’t want to.