Saturday, 3 March 2018

Get lost Jesus

And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. – Matthew 8.33-34

It seems like folks did not know what to think about Jesus. He had just done a bunch of miracles and had exorcised a whole legion of demons from a man. He demons left him and went and possessed a herd of pigs. Then the pigs committed mass suicide.

The whole city came out to Jesus, spoke to Him and ‘besought Him that He would depart out of their coasts.’

In other words – ‘get lost Jesus.’

That’s a pretty shocking thing to hear. After all he had done how could they say ‘get lost?’

I wish we could take that attitude of superiorly, but I think we all can have a ‘get lost Jesus’ attitude sometimes. It happens when Jesus steps in to the things we really hold precious and don’t want to deal with. What do we do then Jesus steps in to those things in our lives that we really don’t want bothered with? What about those little pet sins that we aren’t ready to set aside? What about those times where we don’t trust Jesus even though He promises that He knows what we need?

Aren’t we saying ‘get lost Jesus?’

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