He sees me

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day one)
“Then Jesus asked him, ‘What is your name?’ ”  (vs 8)  It is a miracle story.  It is also a picture of salvation.  For people who are demon-possessed, and for those who are trapped/broken in other ways.  It must have been frightful!  Naked, irrational man runs at you screaming the moment you arrive in a new country.  Complicated situation.  Not too complicated for Christ.  He talks with him. He begins a careful and confident search for the man inside the tangle of conflicted words and actions.  What is YOUR name? the Lord says  to the the man in an effort to establish contact with the real him, the one who had been captured and confused for so long.  “Thou art a God who sees!” (ELROI–Genesis 16:13)  Sees what?  Value!  Potential!  Purpose!  What great good news!  Beneath the fears and the mistakes and the wasted years, He sees the me that  He came to redeem.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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