Recognize

…two demoniacs coming out of the tombs met him.  Matthew 8:28-34  Calling him Son of God; the two demoniacs recognized Jesus right away. What’s interesting is that the demoniacs negotiated their own healing! Not surprising, is that Jesus obliges. So fierce were the actions of the demons in the eyes of their countrymen, they were afraid to even pass by that way. It was perhaps the countrymen who marginalized the men to the tombs in the first place. That’s what we tend to do to people of whom we are afraid, who are not like us, or as perfect as we believe ourselves to be. Sometimes in life we get bound up in emotional, intellectual and physical chains in which we simply can’t get out of on our own. Recognize that as we are in Christ and Christ is in us, our issues are never beyond God’s grace and desire to bring us out of our selves into the healing power of redemptive love. I say we need to go ahead and dare to negotiate our healing. God will not pass us by.

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