Jesus wasn’t in a hurry to get a bunch of stuff done; He just wanted to get to know His friends. I think He wanted to teach them what matters most. He wanted them to understand that following Him is not about wonderful, exciting events … it’s about knowing Him.
Nothing else in all the world is more important than this. Interaction with God … is eternal life. And if we are with Jesus, spending time with Him, everything in our lives is taken care of.