Mark 5:19 – And he…said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
Lord Jesus, this man was set on fire for you. He had just experienced one of your greatest miracles. You had cast a legion of demons out of him. It’s no wonder that he wanted to come with you when you left that area. But your instructions were simple and clear: Go home and tell the people in your life how much God has done for you. Jesus, I forget this simple instruction so often. I want to do great things. I want to sparkle and shine for you. But your instructions to me are just as simple and clear. Just go home and tell the people in your life about what I’ve done for you. Go home and tell them about how good I am. Go back and tell your friends and family, your neighbors and relatives about my mercy and grace. Help me to keep these words in mind as I live my life. Instead of looking beyond my present company to some greater thing, help me see each interaction in this day as an opportunity to talk about your goodness and grace. Give me words and boldness to talk about your goodness with my family, to pray with them and to pray for them, to tell them about how good you are. Give me words and boldness to talk to strangers, acquaintances, and people I know extremely well. Fill my heart to overflowing because of your goodness, mercy and grace that I can’t help talking about how much you’ve done for me. Amen.