Today’s text has all to do with how Jesus acted in order to show who he is. Jesus responded to the needs of the crowd and the disciples. Jesus is active through both miracle and simple presence.
How often is it that people ‘come after’ Jesus because of the signs? People observe the good that comes to those who follow Jesus.
How often is it, through, that all someone needs is a simple reassurance that, indeed, Jesus the Christ is present? That presence can get the boat to shore, can calm the grandest of tears.