He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. - Mark 6:34, NIV
Jesus looked out at the approaching crowds and saw people who were seeking God but instead had received hundreds of manmade legal burdens.
He saw people who wanted truth but had received political posturing and religious platitudes from the Pharisees.
He saw people as more important than His own plans and need for rest.
He saw people not as an interruption, but as an opportunity to reveal His loving care and His Father’s compassionate power to meet their deepest needs.
He saw people as sheep who needed a shepherd. He saw people as God saw them.
From Just Give Me Jesus