“Then those who had seen what happened told the others about the demon-possessed man and the pigs.And the crowd began pleading with Jesus to go away and leave them alone.” (Mark 5: 16-17)
As I was reading this just now it struck me how isn’t that just so typical of our reaction sometimes when we are told or see the works of God. We’re afraid to step out of that box, come out of our comfort zone and just put all our trust and faith in what is happening. So instead of embracing it, trusting, moving forward we push God aside. We tell him – well maybe not verbally- but our actions speak louder than words- to go away. We stay in our own little corner of the world where it’s comfortable, not frightening and by doing so we never move forward into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Christ. Who ever said that it’s going to be easy? There are times it’s downright frightful and pretty dang scary! Don’t tell him to go away-ask Him to come closer. Don’t be afraid!