Imagine this scene.
A crowd 10,000 strong had just been fed by twelve loaves of bread and two fish.
Jesus performed an uncanny miracle in the wilderness. And the people saw their opportunity.
Here’s what happened after Jesus fed them:
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 ESV
Think about it like this.
How amazing would a politician who can eliminate hunger be? A king or president who can feed his people miraculously and provide for every need?