John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus. When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.

Matthew 14:12-13

One reason for Jesus going to a solitary place was to have peace while mourning his cousin’s death. When the people followed him though and he saw their need, as ever he turned again to his work, healing their bodies, and preaching to their souls.

Daily Reading: Numbers 4:1-20