Don’t follow me?

Mark 6:11, Tell them what God has done, Amayzing Graces, Karen MayThere’s an interesting story in the Bible that I just rediscovered.

It’s a pretty well-known story about a man who was possessed by many demons, and is cured when Jesus comes to his town. The demons beg Jesus not to destroy them, so instead, He send them into a herd of swine, who then go mad and drown themselves in the river.

The people of the town are a bit freaked out and tell Jesus and His followers to leave. Of course, the man who was cured would really like to join this man who cured Him, but this is one of the rare cases when Jesus says, “No.”

It’s hard to imagine having such a powerful experience, but any powerful God moment leaves us wanting to stay in it. It leaves us wanting to be as close as we can to our Lord. Instead, we may hear the words that were said to the demoniac:

“Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy He has shown you.” (Mark 6:11)

We can leave our world behind, or we can go back to it, bringing our experience with us. We can keep these moments to ourselves, or we can share them to help others discover those God moments for themselves. It’s not hard. The command isn’t to go and instruct the masses. It is simply to tell our story. God will do the rest.



About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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3 Responses to Don’t follow me?

  1. Amen. What always amazes me about that story (and others like it) that the demons recognized, acknowledge, and believed in Jesus and yet most of the people didn’t. God bless you 🙂

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