Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19
Jesus and the disciples had got off the boat and a man came up to him that was demon-possessed. No one had been able to control the man because of the possession. Jesus cast the demons out of the man, so the man wanted to leave with Jesus. Jesus told him to just go back home and tell everyone what had happened to him.
One thing that people like to do is talk about themselves. They like to tell their story as to what has happened in their lives. Many times the stories that they like to tell are about things that were negative or the hard times in their lives. Only if it is really great do they begin to tell about the good times.
An area that a lot of people do not like to talk about is what God has done in their lives. Often in today’s society, people are afraid of offending someone with what they believe. Or they are afraid that if they talk about what God has done in their lives, people will think that they are crazy.
If people can talk about the bad things that are happening in their life, or about the latest football game, they can talk about the good things in their life. If they can talk about their favorite team winning a game, they should be able to talk about God working in their life.
What better news is there than to talk about what God is doing? This is especially true when God does a miracle in one’s life.
God has had mercy on your life. Jesus died on the cross for you to be able to remove all of your sins. There is no greater mercy than that!
Not only has He forgiven you and given you life, there are many other things that He has done for you.
Have you been healed of a sickness?
Have you ever had a great day?
Do you have a job?
These are things that God has provided for you.
You must be willing to go out and tell your story of what God has done in your life. People need to hear what God is doing.
I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that you will share with others what God is doing; that you will not be afraid to talk about Jesus; and that others will know Jesus because of your story.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you. Matthew 28:7
After the Sabbath the women had decided to go to the grave of Jesus. When they arrived at the tomb, there was an angel there. He told them to go quickly and tell his disciples that He had risen from the dead and that they will see Him soon.
This is a reminder that Jesus had risen from the dead. Now it is the mission of every believer to go quickly and tell the world that He has risen and provides salvation for all who believe.
Each day you get up, not just on Easter, go quickly and tell everyone you can that Jesus is alive and still provides salvation to all who believe. That was the mission of Jesus and that is your mission today.
Don’t just tell people Jesus had risen on Easter Sunday, tell them everyday of the year.
Who can you tell today?
And every day after that?
Happy Easter! May all the world know that Jesus is risen.