Cassius Rhue (South Carolina, USA)
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Those who had actually seen what had happened to the demon-possessed man told the others about the pigs. Then they pleaded with Jesus to leave their region. - Mark 5:16-17 (CEB)
Each time I read today’s verse I find myself in stunned disbelief. Despite another wonderful and amazing miracle, the crowd still didn’t want to accept Jesus and emphatically asked him to leave. In the past, reading these verses often led me to wonder, Why would they want Jesus to leave...
Every day, I will seek ways to draw near to God.
Those struggling to accept God
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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