Mark 5:1-20[bible passage=”Mark 5:1-20″ version=”esv”]
Telling your Story
Can you imagine the anguish this demon-possessed man must have experienced living in such torment? How horrible his cries in the night must have sounded! No wonder that when he saw Jesus at a distance, he came running. He knew that Jesus Christ could deliver him from his torment and restore him to a new life. Realizing what Christ had done for him by healing him, he came to Jesus later and begged Jesus to let him go with Him. Why do you think Jesus said “no?” Could it be that this man had a story to tell? The story about what Jesus Christ did in his life, the story he could tell better than anyone else? Going away with Jesus would take him from the very people God wanted him to reach out to. So Christ said “no” and sent him back to his world to tell there what God had done for him. He did, and Scripture tells us that all the people were amazed when they realized what God had done for him. Who needs to hear what Christ has done in your life? When was the last time you told anyone what God has done for you? People desperately need to hear our stories so they can know that God will change their lives, too.
Write the name of someone you have a burden for.
In what way is your story similar to theirs?
What has God done for you that you would like to see God do for them?
When can you share with that person what God has done for you and the hope that He is offering to them?