HEN MY WIFE’S GRANDMA Pinkham died, she left Edie an antique loveseat and sofa. It was a hundred years old, very dark wood, beautifully constructed Victorian furniture. But our home is decorated in country furnishings: lots of pine, light colors, Dorothy Ruffle curtains. The dark, ornate furniture just didn’t fit in our world.
Occasionally, the Bible gives us a story like this. It’s constructed well. It has the ring of integrity and truth about it. But it doesn’t seem to fit into our way of thinking today.
Here’s one of those stories. As you read it, consider how you think it fits into the living room of your faith. It’s found in the fifth chapter of Mark.
As Jesus and His disciples entered the country of the Gerasenes one day, they... »