“Then all the people of the Gerasenes and the surrounding region asked Jesus to leave them alone, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and left.”- Luke 8:37
The context? Jesus totally heals and sets a man free who has been tormented by demons. People in town know about the naked guy who lives among the tombs. They’ve heard of his great strength to break free of chains, and they know that he cuts himself.
I would think that people would get all excited when God shows up and performs miracles. NOT! I have experienced it again and again. Many churches and many religious people are afraid when God shows up. They don’t want something like that happening in their church.
They asked JESUS TO LEAVE THEM ALONE!
THEY WERE AFRAID OF THE POWER OF GOD!