"And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left [their] nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James [the son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him." (Matit'yah-ha' Levi 4:18-22)
Have you ever noticed that when walking you can observe more closely the scenes around you. When on a motor bike (a popular mode of transport in Bermuda) or in a car or other means of transport; life seems to whiz by. Scenes come and go quickly. However, when walking one could pay more attention to their surroundings. I think that Yahushua sought not to pass life by in haste or delay. What do you think? I mean, have you ever heard of Yahushua (Jesus) being late? Or in a hurry?
I think He was a keen observer of life; and He took time to observe many things. Do you think that there is any significance in the fact that He walked almost everywhere He went? I mean; with the exception of the time that He rode on a colt, He is pictured walking everywhere else. My thoughts on this is that if He were on a horse (or other type of transport) He may miss out on an opportunity to bless someone, or be blessed of someone. It may have also given someone the sense that He is more important then them(although this is true) and thus not near kinsman to them. Perhaps, being poor afforded Him the most opportunities to reach all classes.
Do you have any other ideas of the significance of "And Jesus, walking...."? I would like to hear from you.
Shalom In Messiah