Friday, February 19, 2010
Friday after Ash Wednesday
Today's Gospel (St. Luke 8:26-39) finds a multitude of demons confronting Jesus. Demons were not evident in OT times, except very rarely. They know their adversary, so they appear in abundance when He does. The men are afraid their power, but more so of Jesus' power, so they beg Him to leave. But the man out of whom Jesus had driven the demons begs to stay with Him. So do we desire to stay with Him, knowing that He is gracious and kind, and fully able to drive away demons also from us. The sermon.