Scripture passage : Mark 5:1-20
The grace of God in our lives is the seed of faith in others life through our testimony. How? The man who was possessed by legions of demons was untamable in the area of Decapolis. Every one knew his torment and pain; they knew him as a man with the demons and very dangerous. No natural man could have compassion on him; rather they were all disturbed by his behavior. But Lord Jesus delivered him and gave him a new life without any bondage. When he asked the Lord, whether he can come with Him, the Lord said, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.” The grace of God that is showered on this man through His compassion was the beginning of his testimony. If we look at the next verse, he started to proclaim the name of Jesus and His compassion towards him. When the people heard they all marveled, nobody repented and come into the kingdom. Our Lord knew how the gospel could be reached to the people who are in unbelief. He sent this man to proclaim the testimony to plant the seed of faith in the people’s heart. When someone in the kingdom team comes along and waters it with the gospel, God according to His will and their willingness to obey to the gospel make that seed to grow to its fullness. One plant the seed, another one waters it and nurture it and God will make it grow (1 Cor 3:6). This is the plan of the Kingdom and it is marvelous in our eyes.
Thought of the Day: The blessings including the salvation that we receive are because of the grace of God and this grace is the testimony in our lives. When we proclaim these blessings to others according to God’s plan (“Go home to your friends, and tell them…”) then the seeds of faith will be planted in men’s lives. Are we proclaiming according to God’s plan?