Episode# 90: Run To Jesus
“And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones. When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him.” (Mark 5:5-6)
After a night at sea when the disciples watched Jesus calm the wind and waves, they arrive on the shore across the lake only to be greeted by a mad man possessed by a legion of demons. I’m sure some of the disciples had to think, “We can’t catch a break.” But, this man was the reason Jesus faced the storm and crossed the lake. This man lived in the tombs outside the city. The people there had tried to bind him with cords and chains but, he broke free from all of them. He was locked in a battle with the forces of evil.
The text doesn’t say what he cried out but, I believe there were times when he cried out to God for help. I believe this because verse 6 says, “When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped Him.” Even in his extremely possessed and broken condition, he recognized Jesus as the one who could save him and, he ran to Jesus and worshipped Him. This was a moment when he brought every demon that he was fighting against to the feet of Jesus.
Now I don’t know anyone that is possessed with a legion of demons but, I know each of us fight against our own demons today. We know what they are and, we know we can’t defeat them on our own. Just like the shepherd leaves the flock to find the one lost lamb, when we cry out to Jesus for help, He will face storms and cross the waters to come to us. We need to do exactly what this man did. We must use the strength we have to run to Jesus and bring those demons to Him. Let us be a people who bring whatever we have been fighting to the altar today and lay it at the feet of Jesus. He’s already there, ready, and able to deliver us from it.
Love Y’all! Be Blessed!