And He did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
Mark 5:1-20 is a dramatic miracle of Jesus healing a demon possessed man. As an outcast and mad man, he was chained hand and foot in a nearby cemetery. Everyone was scared of this man because of his uncontrollable strength and reckless behavior. He was a beast!
But when he saw Jesus, everything changed. He ran and fell down and worshipped Him and the demons begged to be cast into a large heard of swine. Jesus gave the command and instantaneously the two thousand demon possessed pigs ran off a mountain and drowned in the sea.
The people who saw this dramatic event were terrified and demanded Jesus to leave their town. As Jesus got in the boat to leave, the man who had been possessed begged to go with Him but Jesus wouldn’t allow it.
Instead Jesus told the man to go home and tell all his family and friends about what had happened. Verse 20 says he did and everyone marveled. They were amazed because he had been made new.
Later in chapter 6 Jesus was able to return and was greatly welcomed. He performed many other miracles because of one man’s testimony of how much the Lord had done for him.
There is power in sharing what the Lord had done for us. You never know what kind of impact it will make. Just by telling someone what the Lord has done for you may change their life.
Lord, put someone in my path today that I can share the many things You have done for me. I am so thankful for all that You have done. Let my attitude prove my thankfulness.