What do you want with me?

Mark 5:6-10 (NIV)
When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. [7] He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won’t torture me!” [8] For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you evil spirit!” [9] Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” [10] And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.

The light is beginning to break through. I love this guy. I know he is a mess at the beginning of the story.

At the beginning of his story he was a beautiful baby. He was a cute toddler. Somewhere in his life things went horribly wrong and they stayed wrong probably for a long time.

By the time Jesus finds him among the dead he is dead himself–no one wants him.

But Jesus is all about resurrection. He changes everything and he does it in a way that no one else can.

Notice the man’s language is even possessed. He alternates between I and we because he is swarming with demons.


No match for God.
Light is coming…


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