Demon Possessed To Missionary

Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
— Mark 5:19
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Can God use me?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? If anyone's life seemed hopeless it was the demon-possessed man of Mark 5. 

The disciples had just come out of a potentially deadly storm. Jesus asleep in the boat rose up to speak calm to the waves. The disciples were still feeling unsettled from the recent event I imagine. But, they likely would have turned back to the storm rather than face what was waiting for them upon the shore. 

Verse 2 of Mark 5 tells us that immediately when Jesus came out of the ship, they were met with a man of an unclean spirit. The man was so demon possessed that chains could not even contain him. The storm on the sea was no match for Jesus, but surely...surely this was a hopeless case. 

But Jesus always sees beyond the current circumstance. He sees potential. 

And when He looked upon this tortured man, he didn't see just the "Legions" of demons that were destroying this man's life. He saw a missionary. 

Even this man full of unclean spirits recognized the Savior. Verse 6 tells us he ran to worship him. Jesus brought healing as He always does. But, not just that. He sent him out to bring healing to others. A living testimony. 

Jesus sees past the storms in our lives. The condition we are in. He heals us and calls us to be His hands and feet and heart. Nothing is too hard for Him. 

To Ponder:

Will I heed the call to tell others of the compassion of my Savior?


Father God,

There is nothing too hard for You. I am not beyond the healing power of Jesus. May Your love transform my mind and heart. May I heed the call to be Your hands, feet, and heart today. 

In Jesus' name Amen

Lori HilComment