Some people like surprises and some do not. We find this in the Gospels, too. St Matthew’s gospel is less surprising and more orderly. St. Mark’s gospel is different — filled with surprises, unexpected events, and twists and turns in the road.

St. Mark documented a front row seat to the clash between heaven and hell when Jesus cast out the demon. This was full of surprise and amazement. This confrontation shows something different, Jesus and His commanding presence — the voice of God sounding forth. This shows who was, and who is, in charge. Thanks be to God for the amazement and surprise, and for His love for us!

Our guest pastor this week is Rev. David Pelsue.