WHEN HE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE THERE ANYMORE
Luk 4:40 Now as the sun was setting, all who had those who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and placing his hands on every one of them, he healed them.
Luk 4:41 And demons also were coming out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Son of God!” And he confronted them and did not permit them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
Luk 4:42 And when it was day, he departed and went to an unpopulated place. And the crowds were looking for him, and came to him and were trying to prevent him from leaving from them.
Luk 4:43 But he said to them, “It is necessary for me to proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because I was sent for this purpose.
Luk 4:44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
time for Jesus to leave
Jesus had just spent all day touching the unhealthy and demonised, and giving them new life. But when morning came, he left. Many cannot understand it when Jesus seems to leave them. But he had good reasons to leave then, and he does now. We will face times when our own faith will be tested — times when the power of Christ to heal and deliver will not seem present at all. The word has to be proclaimed elsewhere, and it is in those times of absence that the word can take root in our lives.
LORD, help us to persevere in our faith in the times of apparent lack of power.