Theme: Exploring God’s Design - Jesus the Savior
For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
Jesus had just finished showing his disciples that he had power over nature when they came upon a man possessed by many evil spirits. No one could talk to this man or control him. Everyone ran away from him. But not Jesus. Jesus didn’t just have power over the wind and waves. He had power over evil spirits too! And he wouldn’t just let this man stay enslaved to them. Jesus sent the evil spirits out of the man and made him into someone new.
But the story doesn’t end there. After this man had been restored and Jesus and his disciples had moved on, the man traveled around the area telling everyone he met what Jesus had done for him. He used the story of his own powerlessness and the overwhelming power of Jesus to tell others about Jesus and what he had done for him. That must have been some testimony to share. We can do the same thing. When Jesus helps us overcome situations where we feel powerless and things seem hopeless, we can tell others about what Jesus’ power and what he did for us.
Want to dig deeper and learn more about Jesus' power over all things? Check out this story in Mark 5 and the story of Jesus having power over the wind and waves in Mark 4. You can also read about Jesus' power over sickness in Matthew 8 and over death itself in John 11.
Think about a time in your life when you felt powerless or out of control. We all face times like that. It’s times like these that we must remember that no matter how powerless we feel, God is totally in control of the situation.