Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Exorcism in the power of Christ


Luke 4:31-37

And Jesus went down to Capernaum –
a town in Galilee where He
taught the people on the Sabbath day,
and they were dazed by His teaching –
amazed by His Word
of power,
of authority.

And in the synagogue, a man
possessed
by an evil spirit
cried out with a terrible cry:
‘Oh, let us alone!
What have You to do with us?
We have nothing in common
with You, Jesus of Nazareth!
But we know Who You are –
the Holy One of God.’

Then Jesus commanded the spirit:
‘Be quiet! You are bound
to come out of him!’

And the demon threw the man down
to the floor but came out of him
without hurting him more!

Perplexed the people
turned to one another and asked:
‘What’s happening?
What’s happening?
What just happened here?
For with power and authority,
He commands hostile spirits,
and they come out and obey.’

After that, many say
word of Jesus traveled
quickly around the country.



©2015 Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, writer, and Bible reviewer, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in the Gospel of Luke from online translations on Bible Gateway.


2 comments:

  1. Beautifully stated, Mary. We are blessed to know His power, then and now! Praise our Heavenly Father for giving us Christ -and praise Christ, for His power to heal. Thank you, Mary for sharing your exquisite gift from God, to use words in such a delicate fashion to both clarify and bless. <3

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  2. What lovely words of encouragement, Carol! Thank you. And may God continue to bless your writing life.

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