When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons sitting there dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid….Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region. Mark 5:15, 17 NIV
I find the reaction of the people so strange. A man who was insane is brought back to a healthy mind and the reaction is fear. What were they afraid of? Where they afraid that Jesus could transform them?
Were they afraid of the power of Jesus?
They plead with Jesus to leave.
Sad to say, that is still the reaction of many people when presented with the Gospel. Please leave, please don’t talk about it, please don’t tell me about salvation and forgiveness and God’s love.
What strange creatures are people that they should reject and fear such a wonderful gift.