Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. John 6:15
Jesus did not come to be an earthly king to the Jews and He certainly did not need anyone to make Him a king, He was already the King of kings. But this crowd that He had just fed was ready to make Jesus a king whether He wanted it or not. They were so caught up in earthly needs that they were missing the message Jesus brought them. It has been the same from that time to our time; people missed the message and wanted to make Jesus into what they felt they needed. In doing so they missed out on who Jesus really is.
Then they wanted to make Him their king, a king that would free them from Roman rule. Today people want to make Him a great teacher or sage, maybe just a very good man. Some would call Him a prophet a little better than most but not the greatest. Some would prefer to call Him a myth, an idealized man that never really existed, just something to aspire to. But whether it is today or two thousand years ago when we try to remake Jesus into our image of what He should be we miss the mark.
We then lose sight of why Jesus came to earth. Not to teach, though He was the best teacher ever. Not to be a king of a particular country or people. Not to be admired as a good or wise person. He came to make a way for each of us to be reconciled to God. He came to pay the price we could never pay. He came to save me and he came to save you. He came to save to world and allow us to have a personal relationship with Him, the God of the universe.
Jesus left those people two thousand years ago because His purpose in coming to earth to live as a man had not been completed. Yet in His own time He will be the King of the Jews. He already is the King of kings and Lord of lords. The alpha and omega. God.
Have a blessed day,