Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Wow, in the aftermath of a miracle, people begged Jesus to GO AWAY! His presence cost 'em too much. It's incredible that the community described here would prefer to write off a human being rather than break their "piggy bank." Sad but true:

. . . they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. - from Mark 5:15-17

I'm sure glad Jesus counts me as hands-down more valuable than a pile of pigs. Yes, I realize there was a sizable investment lost on that cliff, money down the drain, but in the exchange a person was rescued from a fate worse than death. What does it cost us Christians, our churches, the community, to see Jesus at work? Are we willing to tolerate His presence, even if we have to break the bank to see things happen?

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