Christ was concerned whether people received Him but His identity was not dependent on it.
Christ had the most critical component of His significance, His relationship with His Father. Christ knew that in order to fulfill His responsibility He must maintain His relationship with His Father in order to sustain His purpose here on Earth; RESCUE, RESUSCITATE, RESTORE a lost, thirsty, hungry, injured, dying population suffocating being slaughtered because of the selfish will of man.
Christ had to gain access to those lost, in the storm. Access that only provided one way in and one way out. You see, His only alternative was that of which He taught others, a very narrow path, death.
Christ was a physician highly trained in technical rescue. He specialized in Fire Suppression, Advanced Life Support, Trauma Life Support, Confined Space Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Extrication, Haz Mat, High Angle Rescue, and Trench Rescue. Christ was and still is the Operations Chief of Heavens Special Operations Unit.
This Unit has members spread across the globe prepared to respond to the call at any given moment.
With all this to bring Him esteem among man, Christs identity was simple, God the Father.
My value is not contained or even dependant on who I'm associated with here on Earth but rather who I am in relationship with in the Kingdom. I'm not even identified based on or how many people I save. It's all about RELATIONSHIP with God.
How do you measure success?
What identifies the first rung on your stairway or ladder to success?
As Christains, our success is measured by fulfilling our responsibility to our Father, God Head. To fulfill His mandate.
(Matt 28:19-20) Responsibility (Matt 22:37-40)
Purpose (1 Cor 10:31)
Value (John 3:16)
Identity ( Matt 4:19)
RELATIONSHIP (Matt 11:28-28)