Ministry training with Jesus was unpredictable. After much observing, the disciples had been sent out in twos to preach, heal and cast out demons under the authority of Jesus (Luke 9:1-6). On their return they had much to report to the Lord, and to share with the others. So, He took them away from the crowds of Capernaum to the relative quietness of Bethsaida (near where the River Jordan enters the Sea of Galilee). But word spread, and soon the people were trekking round the lake or following by sea to find Jesus. The holiday was over, the time of retreat disappeared, and the period of
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