Infected with Joy

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Luke 8:26–39

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Two responses are announced after Jesus delivers the man with the legion of demons. The first is from the people who have seen the deliverance; the second comes from the man himself. The first reporters are shocked and frightened by the miracle, infecting the people with their fears; they ask Jesus to leave. The second telling comes with the joy, the peace, the energy of the man who had received such a wondrous gift. Both Mark and Luke use the Greek word for “preaching,” kerusso, to describe how he witnesses to the people. Know how different must have been the response of the people infected with joy!

Just as this man, do not stay at the feet of Jesus, but go and share the joy and radiance of your miracle contact with the Lord with many others in your day.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
Your power over evil v. 26ff
Sitting at Your holy feet v. 36
Joy of being healed by You v. 37
Sharing what You’ve done for me v. 39
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