Luke 4 – Jesus calls the demon out of the man.
Jesus does not make things complicated. He simply tells the demon to be quiet and to come out with the same authority that brought the world into being at the very beginning, that calms the storm. How often do I get involved in conversations that go round and round and make things complicated because we add in lots of extra superficial words. Our words are not sovereign over creation but we might find our words go further if we uncomplicate our conversation and get to the point.
This is a reminder for me in parenting as far too often frustration and aggravation comes about when we get into long complicated negotiations.