You would think that if people saw Jesus deliver a man from demons that had tortured and controlled him they would react differently than the passage above describes. When is it that Jesus inspires "great fear"? One answer might be that these people had not been prepared for a Savior. They lived on the opposite side of the Sea of Galilee and were called Gadarenes. They were of a Greek background and did not have the traditions and the teachings of the prophets, nor the specific ministry of John the Baptist, to prepare them. I suspect that they hadn't given much consideration to their need for God. Since they were removed from the ministry of Christ they may not have even heard of the miracles. When Jesus delivered one of their own from demonic posession they didn't understand what He had done. All they knew was that He had shattered their reality and broken into their comfortable world with actions they couldn't understand. Still, today, there are many who have not been prepared...who have not considered the possibility of a living God...of one who can deliver from evil...of One who comes to establish a relationship with His creation. We still have much work to do to prepare and to communicate Him to this world, which is more comfortable in the presence of sin and demonic authority than the presence of God, Himself.