John the Baptist was the only person who, by the Holy Spirit, knew who Jesus was and what He had come to do (John 1:26-36). After John’s disciples told Jesus about the murder, Jesus went out to the wilderness alone (Matthew 14:13). But numbers of people saw Him leave and followed Him. When Jesus saw the great multitudes waiting for Him, rather than reacting in anger, “He was moved with compassion for them, and He healed their sick” (verse 14). That day Jesus struck a powerful blow against the devil that sent him reeling. The miracle-working, yoke-destroying force of love operating through Jesus healed the sick, preached the kingdom of God to the multitude, and that evening fed more than 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. As if that weren’t enough, later that night Jesus walked on the Sea of Galilee to go to His disciples and spoke THE WORD that enabled Peter to defy the natural force of gravity and walk on the water too.