After a storm tossed boat journey, Jesus & his disciples land on the other side of the lake to be met by a demon possessed man. What happens next demonstrates Jesus complete control & authority over the spirit realm.
My attention has been captured by those herding the pigs. They watched this whole scene play out from the safety of the hillside. Just like at the movies, they watched the drama unfold. Watched Jesus’s arrival in the boat, the tormented man running to him & fall at his feet. Jesus then casting all the demons out into the pigs. I wonder if they took bets on what would happen between the men arriving in the boat & the demon-possessed man? As soon as the pigs go into the lake they are off to tell what happened. Do they go & tell because the pigs drowned (their livelihood) or because the crazed demon possessed man became normal? Either way, they knew Jesus was the answer & that others had to know.
What is my response when I see or hear of the authority of Jesus? Is my first response to want to tell others of the news or do I just let it slide past? This is very challenging to me as I know that I haven’t gone & told & yet if I don’t, then how will others in my world get to know the good news of the Kingdom of God?
Lord Jesus I know that I am guilty of witnessing your miraculous power moving in the lives of others & then letting it slide by without a mention to anyone else. Lord I want to be a better communicator. Holy Spirit help me be more like those who ‘ran off and reported’ all that you have done, so that others can know of your salvation. Amen
Written by Suzie Hodgson