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Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
This is the story of the man who had been possessed by a legion of demons. When Jesus arrived in his territory, he came screaming out of the caves in which he was living. Jesus spoke to the legion and commanded them to leave. The demons left the man, and he was free. When this happened, the people from the area begged Jesus to leave their region.
Jesus cast the demons out of the man and into a herd of pigs that were grazing on the side of a mountain. When the demons entered the pigs, they fell over the side of the mountain to their death. Jewish people raising pigs as a business would have been highly questionable. At that point they didn’t command Jesus to leave, they begged him to leave. Jesus had disrupted their hypocrisy. But instead of repenting like the man set free, they said, “Please Jesus, Just LEAVE!” They wanted to continue the life of sin they’d come to love. May you and I never arrive at that point in life. Our prayer shall always be, “Jesus, come into my heart to stay!”
This AM, as I meditate on this passage, I have three requests of You. Please stay. Please stay. Please stay. Amen