Mark 6:33 ESV
Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
We all are pretty needy and we all want something(s). But we’re dumb humans and we like to attempt all types of wrong solutions. It’s like washing a broken cup, hoping the chipped part will magically be fixed.
All the people in the verse recognized who Jesus was, the solution to their needs. When they came to listen to Him preach, their souls were satisfied. When He touched their diseased bodies, they were healed. When He smiled at them and treated them kindly, they knew they were loved. They were so desperate for Jesus they were racing on foot to meet Him.
The Roman republic couldn’t satisfy them, neither could Caesar. They were still poor and living under Roman occupation. The Sanhedrin and their Rabbis couldn’t satisfy them, and neither could strict observation of the Law. They still failed to find peace with God. Jesus alone is able to satisfy us.