Mark 5:17 “And they began to implore Him to leave their region.”

This chapter begins with the story of the demon possessed man in the region of Gerasene. Can you imagine having a man living in the local cemetery who screamed all night and ran around with chains hanging from him and cutting himself with rocks? Wouldn’t that be a little scary? Would you not be a little happy if he left the area or stopped behaving that way?

Well, Jesus shows up and casts all those demons out of the man. He became calm and everything looked great. So, why did they ask Jesus to leave in verse 17? Because he had cast the demons in the pigs and they had ran off the cliff and died in the sea. He was costing them money. 2000 pigs just died and they were basically saying, “Why don’t you mind your own business? We were just fine before you got here. Why don’t you just leave?”

We need to teach our children that we WANT Jesus “messing around” in our daily lives. We WANT Him in our homes. We WANT Him in our playtime with our friends. No matter what He does, it is ALWAYS for our good. We just have to trust Him.

So they next time you hear your kids say, “Won’t you mind your own business?” make sure they aren’t talking to Jesus. Lol Our business IS His business.


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