Mark 5:9 (NIV)
Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”
Huh. Like Jesus didn’t already know his name.
Jesus knew his name.
Jesus still knows his name.
Jesus knew all of his names.
Jesus knew their names.
Jesus knew them before they were shadowy inhabitants of a man in a graveyard.
Jesus knew when they were light.
Jesus knows this story.
He knows it all.
He is the eternal God incarnate.
So why ask the guy’s name?
I read today that Nokia was going to begin selling 3D kits to customers to “print” phone cases.
I saw a picture today of a small USB drive with a TB memory.
This is a story about before and after.
This is when and how the world changes.
God, the Poet asks the question because he knows the answer but we don’t. The guy doesn’t. The Legion has an idea. They know they are dealing with Eternity, Fire, and Change.
They are about to be kicked out.
But the question to ponder before we look further is–how did they get in?
Who let them in to the man’s messed up heart?
He did. Once called different names–pride, lust, ambition, lies. They walked in through the door….
And gradually took over.