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Why would the people want Jesus out of town after doing an incredible miracle?

Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region. Matthew 8:34

            After doing an incredible miracle like healing the men of demons and tossing them into the pigs, the people of the town wanted Jesus out of their region because his power frightened them.  The region of Gerasenes was non-Jewish territory so they were unfamiliar with God’s power since they put their hope into idols and false gods.  Even today, people are afraid of God and push him away in their own lives.  Many are comfortable with their lives, even if filled with demons and diseases, preferring sickness over health.