The trees are full, the flowers are in bloom, the birds are chirping their happy songs and off in the distance one can hear the sound of a woman in pain.
The neighbors have complained because of her raucous behavior. The police have been called numerous times but no one seems to be able to stop the woman from her rantings.
She stands in her yard and screams at people as they pass. Children are ushered quickly into their homes, and the adults shake their head in disgust and frustration. Hospitalization helps for a time. The medications render her a zombie leaving her walking in a daze. She stops taking them.
The diagnosis has been deemed to be a mental illness and with proper medication she seems fine. But beneath the surface something else is at fault but no one wants to address it.
She stands at the edge of her yard and screams profanities and suddenly stops when she sees a Man approach. He looks at her intently. Her ranting ceases.
The Man takes a step closer to her, she fearfully steps back. A hidden part of her knows who this Man is and is afraid. The hidden part is what causes her problems.
The Man addresses the hidden part and with all Authority given to Him by the Father, He commands, “Come out of her!”
Her mouth opens and the evil spirit pleads with the Man. “We know who You are. Don’t make us leave.”
“Come out!” The Man forcibly demands and the woman is suddenly shaking violently and drops to the ground.
(Sue’s Version) Matthew 9:32, Matthew 8:28, Luke 9:37-42, Luke 8:29