Jesus went to sit by the seaside. Multitudes of people followed him. So many people that Jesus chose to get into a ship before he began teaching them. (The acoustics were better from this point.) 

“The whole multitude stood on the shore.”

Can’t you imagine an entire crowd of people in complete awe of Jesus? Just standing there listening to his every word? 

What I don’t imagine is people trying to speak over top of Christ. I don’t envision anyone trying to “steal the floor” from him.

I believe that at the top of this multitude’s agenda was to hear Jesus and to allow the opportunity for others to do the same. 

My prayer is that we learn from their example: this life is not about pushing our own ideas but about seeing that Jesus’ message is heard. 

Scripture taken from:

Matthew 13:1-2