Monday, June 2, 2014

What Do You Want With Us, Jesus of Nazareth? - Mark 1:21-28 Post 2

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"What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?"(Mark 1:21-28).

It was the evil spirit crying out - so "us" meant "them" - evil spirits.  But the words came from a man's mouth, a man crying out "What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?"  

What DID You want with us

It would have been reasonable to assume You had come to destroy us.  You had every right.  A creation (people) that had turned from good to evil - a blot on the good, perfect, beautiful universe.

And You had the authority to do it.  

You answered him.  

Your answer to him was this:  You ordered the evil spirit to leave the man.  And the man was free.  

I don't know if he wanted to be free.  He certainly doesn't seem to have asked to be set free.  And I don't know what he did with this new freedom he had.  Did he remain free?  Did he follow You?  Or did he return to whatever subjected him to the spirit in the first place?

I don't know.  

But I do know that when I ask,

"What do You want with ME, Jesus of Nazareth?  Have You come to destroy ME?"

You answer.

Your answer to the man possessed by the evil spirit was to set the MAN free.  

Your answer to me is the same.  Your answer is the cross.  

You used Your authority, not to destroy man, but to set man free.  To set me free.  

You came to free, to heal, to restore.  

I don't know what the man in the synagogue did.  

But what will I do?



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