“As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him. But Jesus refused, and said to him, ‘Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy he has shown you.’ And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.”
Martin Luther is credited with the saying:” One man plus God is always in a majority”.
The villagers “were afraid” so they begged Jesus to leave their neighborhood.
This has got to be one of the saddest requests ever made!
However, this one man saw things differently. So he took on the commission by Jesus to tell everyone what had been done to him.
You and I have the same calling.
Dear God, help me to live out cheerfully my calling as a Christian in the ordinary course of my life, so that by what I do and say, who You are will become evident to others. Amen
Excerpted from SacredSpace