Hello Friends, after reading the passage on how Jesus removed the ‘devil’ out of a certain groups of people, and how these demons went into swine which plunged to their deaths, I pondered and thought about how I might write this short blog about Mark 5: 1-21.
It became apparent that the best verse was :-
Mark 5:19 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.
I put myself in the place of that demon possessed man, and yes for sure I would be running after Jesus, and really just following him like some love-sick teenager, who as got the ‘hots’ for their first boyfriend/girlfriend, really doing nothing, being fruitless in life, then Jesus turns around and looks you straight in the eye and says
…’Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.’,
a little bit like a young pup following you everywhere you go and really you need to shoo the pup away to go back…But it’s for the best, Jesus loves you, that’s why he shooed you away, like the mother and father bird frantically calling for the chick/ fledgling to leave and fly the nest and take that first leap of faith!
you are in LOVE with Jesus Christ
So you go home crying! then something amazing happens, Jesus comes to you in your dreams and says, ‘I love you, I will be with you forever!’. You wake up the next day, and you can’t believe it, you are in LOVE with Jesus Christ, and you never want to leave him.
That’s your revelation friends
So proclaiming the gospel of our lord Jesus Christ is really what we Christians live for, don’t you think, don’t you agree friends. Friends, remember one point I would like to make here as well, Jesus says go and tell your ‘friends’ what great things ‘I’ have done for you. So you go and tell ‘your friends’ and you then feel deflated, down in the dumps, upset, not happy. Why? You have just found out that you haven’t got many true friends, they were just acquaintances at best, who only mocked, scorned and ridiculed you like they did Jesus during his ministry. That’s your revelation friends, the fact that you haven’t got many friends, however, if you are very lucky you may have a couple, but for sure you have always, always got one friend, Jesus.
pathway that leads to heaven
Isn’t Jesus fantastic though folks, he shuns you in public, this protects you from the ‘sinners’ out there that may cause you harm, he loves you in your dreams, where you are nice and privately safe, and he answers your prayers and helps you find true friends on this planet, and there are lots of them that follow Jesus on that narrow pathway that leads to heaven.
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and may the love of Jesus cast out your demons in a gentle way like when he brought the lost lamb back to safety across his shoulders. Now and forever more, Amen.