The Jews of Galilee had not repented; they had not come into the kingdom even though John the Baptist had called them to it and Jesus had performed so many miracles that changed countless lives.
“Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.’ Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, ‘Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.’ (Matthew 15 v 21-23)
So he withdraws. He comes away from those who were more easily positioned to receive Him and goes to a place no one would ever think of going.
This season you are in contains at least one of these questions. Slow them down and ponder on them. How will you answer?
Do you know when to leave and withdraw which is far more than just moving on?
Are you prepared to follow Jesus to go to people who the hypocrites never would?
Can you cope with the silence of Jesus or will you misinterpret it and try take control?