Tell Your Story
Jesus went for a boat ride, and when he got out of the boat, a man came up to him. The man was naked and possessed by demons.
“When he saw Jesus, he shouted, fell in front of him, and said in a loud voice, ‘Why are you bothering me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you not to torture me!’ Jesus ordered the evil spirit to come out of the man” (Luke 8:28,29).
When Jesus was about to leave that area, “The man from whom the demons had gone out begged him, ‘Let me go with you.’ But Jesus sent the man away and told him, ‘Go home to your family, and tell them how much God has done for you.’ So the man left. He went through the whole city and told people how much Jesus had done for him” (verses 38,39).
Today is National Tell a Story Day, a day that was created for people to tell all kinds of stories. For that once demon-possessed man, every day of his life after that was Tell a Story Day. He went all through the whole city, telling everyone about Jesus, the one who was powerful enough to order the demon to leave.
Every day is Tell a Story Day for you too. Jesus has done great things for you. Your stories will be the same—Jesus rescued you from the power of Satan, the head of demons. Your story will be different, though. You can tell others what Jesus means to you, when he has comforted you, and how you’ve seen his love in your life.
Chomp on this!
Read the whole story in Luke 8:26-39.