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Friday, February 19, 2016

Lent 2016--Day Nine

 The story of  the man who was delivered of a great number of demons has several points of interest to me.(Matthew 8:27-35) The man  inhabited the graveyard. The presence of demons cost him normal human companionship. Jesus called the spirit to come out of him. There were many spirits in the man, and Jesus sent them into a herd of pigs. The herdsmen of the pigs went into town and reported what had happened and a large crowd gathered. They saw the man who had been wild, clothed and sane. They were frightened because he had great strength and could break the chains they tried to restrain him with.

The man asked Jesus to let him go with him, but Jesus gave him a mission: Go home and tell your family and friends the wonderful things God has done for you. 

He started off to visit the Ten Towns of the region to tell his story, and they were confounded by the things that had been done. Jesus went on to continue his ministry and the man who was delivered of the demons also went on to a more productive and joyous life.

Have you spread the story of Jesus' love to you?