Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19
Read: Mark 5:19-20
Listen: Mark 5
The man experiences a power and healing people couldn’t have imagined. He returns to his hometown and his family likely wonders how this could be possible. How has he gone from being restrained in chains to walking with peace and presence of mind? Neighbors may gather, curious to see if the news is true, waiting for the story. It’s simple but so powerful. Imagine what it sounds like. “There was a time in my life when I was held by chains and lived in the tombs. Then I met this man named Jesus who set me free from all that held me captive. Now I live confidently and freely, telling others what he did for me.”
Jesus also sends us to tell others what he has done. There are people Jesus wants to reach that we are uniquely equipped to talk to. We may wonder what to say, but the message is simple and powerful. Share how Jesus has changed our lives. People encounter Jesus when we share stories of the freedom, hope, healing and peace he’s given us. When we go and tell people what Jesus has done, God provides the opportunity for them to respond and know Jesus too.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Ask God who you need to go and tell what Jesus has done for you. Write the person’s name in your journal or mobile device and pray for God to give you the courage to share as he provides the opportunity.
2023 SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Join us all of 2023 developing a different spiritual practice each month. SPIRITUAL PRACTICES are intentional regular activities to deepen our relationship with God and mold us to be more like Jesus.
May is SECRECY. Keep track of our spiritual practices at beyondtheweekend.org/spiritualpractices.
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.