Wednesday, 5 September 2012
4th September 2012 Luke 4:31-37
Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority. In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, “Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly. “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him. All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!” And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.
Jesus spoke with authority and power. Jesus speaks now with authority and power. We are called on to go out and change society for the better with authority and power; it's just how that we have to tackle.
Father guide us in how you need society changed; give us the places to go and spread your goodness.