Re:Verse reading– Mark 5:1-20 (day four)
“What can God do with me? I’m just one person!” Have you ever said this…or at least thought it? What a great answer to the question is found here in Mark. The Decapolis, home of the Gerasenes, was a pagan land. There were no God-followers in this region. It was what we would call an UPG (Unreached People Group) today. When they saw Jesus and what He had done, they asked Him to leave immediately.
After Jesus’ encounter with the demoniac, it was natural that the man who was formerly possessed by legions of demons would want to go with Jesus. In V. 19, Jesus gave him a command…very similar to our Great Commission…to ‘go and tell’. In Mark 7:31, we see the results of this man’s obedience. Jesus and His disciples returned to the region of Decapolis. Multitudes were now seeking Jesus…from one man’s witness.
Back to our original question…”what can God do with me?” Go to your people and tell and let’s see what God can do!