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Please take the time to read Matthew 8:28-34. Jesus met two demon-possessed men and cast the demons into the nearby pigs. These two men then went into the city and told the people what had happened to them. These people then “came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they implored Him to leave their region” (verse 34).


John MacArthur simply explains this, “perhaps they were concerned with the financial impact from the loss of the pigs. More likely, they were all ungodly people frightened to be in the presence of such spiritual power.”


Charles Stanley also gives commentary on this verse in his life lessons section explaining, “This verse reveals the sinful character of mankind, Jesus had just cast demons out of two men and sent the evil spirits into a herd of swine. The entire herd rushed toward a steep embankment and into the sea where they drowned. When the herdsmen reported what had happened to the people of the nearby town, the entire community became angry with the Savior. What was their chief concern? It was the potential drop in economy and loss of business. They were worried more about their financial welfare than their spiritual health. When they saw Jesus approaching their city, they asked Him to leave. Sadly, we are guilty of this same thing. We have grown accustomed to living with sin, and we don’t want to think about God removing it, especially if it would mean a loss of perceived pleasure or income. But clinging to sin is one of the most deadly things we can do.” (Life Principles Bible, p 1393, Charles F. Stanley)


Even in these times, when many of us are working out of our homes or worse, having lost our job because of something we could not have foreseen we can rest assured that God has not lost control of the situation. We most likely, do not understand why God would let it happen but I know for sure “that God causes all things to work together for good to those who live God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Rom. 8:28 NASB)


Most of the world, including the United States, just want things to get back to “normal” so the stock market will balance out and go up, they can go back to work and bring home a pay check and not have to be around their children or their spouse. That last part of that sentence is quite sad but most people don’t know how to be a relative family anymore.


Maybe God has allowed this time in our history to help us to turn our focus off of making money, sports, always running the kids here and there, and always on the go to a quite different focus of our family and growing in Christ Jesus. If you don’t know Jesus as your Savior nor have you submitted to Him as Lord, perhaps now is the time. Get into the Word of God! If you don’t know where to start, the Gospel of John is always a good place to start. I also like the book of Ephesians because it gives such practical advice on how to live my daily life.


If that doesn’t help you, reach out to me in a private message on my Facebook “A Fae Original Page” and I will introduce you to my pastor or walk with you a bit on your journey. Just so you know, God loves you so very much. Has anyone told you lately how much you are loved? Has anyone told you that you can change your present journey, you may not feel there is any hope, but through Christ Jesus, you can start down a different path?


Surrendering our present situation in life to Him will bring new hope and the Bible will bring wisdom. Are you ready to cry out to Him right now?

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