19 But Jesus would not let him. Instead, he told him, “Go back home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how kind he has been to you.”
20 So the man left and went all through the Ten Towns, telling what Jesus had done for him. And all who heard it were amazed.Mark 5:19-20
Have you ever experienced God’s favour and grace and you could no longer keep it to yourself? When did you last feel really blessed? There comes a time when we receive grace in abundance that we get too excited and call everyone we can and let them know that something positive has happened in our lives. Today, when someone gets a job after a very long period of job search, they would go everywhere praising God, including on their social media status updates. Have you experienced such? The same goes for someone who gives birth to a child after a long journey of waiting and praying. In some instances, its healing that we receive.
In Mark 5, we see a man who was possessed by evil spirits and was facing a really rough and poor quality of life. He cut himself and stayed at the tombs. He wore rags and smelt awful. If you saw him today, he would probably look worse than the mentally challenged people we see in the streets. He longed for the day he would enjoy a normal life. When the Lord Jesus Christ changed His situation, he felt the urge to cling and follow Him everywhere. I wonder if God has ever done something in your life and you literally gave your life unto him and you chose to truly serve Him. He thought to himself that the best he could do was to follow Him. After all, did he have a better place to be than with the only man who saved him from so many evil spirits, so many that they drove 2,000 pigs into the sea? Wait, just imagine this. The evil spirits were able to instantly drive 2000 into the sea, what were they doing to just one man? That man must have suffered. He was now relieved and he made up his mind to follow Jesus.
On the other hand, Jesus did not want the man to just follow Him. He instead asked him to go tell his family what he had experienced! Wow! That is all that Jesus required of him. Today, brethren, Jesus wants you to witness for Him. Go and testify the good things He has done in your life. Go and speak of the gracious gift that we received on Calvary. Tell of His infinite love and grace to all. The man who was healed went and gave his testimony to the Ten Towns (Decapolis). When you truly experience His grace, you will not only testify to your family. You will be on the fire to go and tell people in the tens of towns.
Have you experienced His hand in your life? Can you tell your redemption story? Can you testify of His goodness?
May we pray.
Dearest Father above, we truly thank you for your abundant grace. Thank you for your tenderest care and for the daily miracles you keep performing in our lives. We are truly sorry for not telling of your love and grace enough times and to more of your children. Teach us to testify and for more of your children to hear of your good works and come to your fold. Protect us now and forever more, in Jesus Mighty name we pray and believe. Amen.