God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tell Them How Much God Has Done for You

They came to the other side of the lake, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately a man out of the tombs with an unclean spirit met him. 3He lived among the tombs; and no one could restrain him any more, even with a chain; 4for he had often been restrained with shackles and chains, but the chains he wrenched apart, and the shackles he broke in pieces; and no one had the strength to subdue him. 5Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always howling and bruising himself with stones. 6When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and bowed down before him; 7and he shouted at the top of his voice, ‘What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.’ 8For he had said to him, ‘Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!’ 9Then Jesus asked him, ‘What is your name?’ He replied, ‘My name is Legion; for we are many.’ 10He begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11Now there on the hillside a great herd of swine was feeding; 12and the unclean spirits begged him, ‘Send us into the swine; let us enter them.’ 13So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned in the lake. 14 The swineherds ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came to see what it was that had happened. 15They came to Jesus and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the legion; and they were afraid. 16Those who had seen what had happened to the demoniac and to the swine reported it. 17Then they began to beg Jesus to leave their neighborhood. 18As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed by demons begged him that he might be with him. 19But Jesus refused, and said to him, ‘Go home to your friends, and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy he has shown you.’ 20And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed. Mark 5:1-20
tell them how much God has done for you
Jesus traveled to the other side of the lake
there in tthe cementary
 there was a man
a man who scared others
a man that had been chained
but couldnt be chained anymore becuase they could not contain him
he broke the restrainsts
he broke the shackles in pieces
no one had the strength
no one had the abilit
no one was able to subdue him
calm him
he was roaming
howling
bruising himself
cutting

tell them how much God has done for you
he saw Jesus
he fell to his knees
he bowed down
he screamed
he shouted the loudest he could
don't torment me
Son of God
what do yo have to do with me.

tell them how much God has done for you
come out
what is your name
who are you
what is yourr truth
don't send me away

tell them how much God has done for you
compassion for evil
Jesus speaks to
talks with
learns the name of evil
Jesus listens and hears from the enemy
he has compassion for the man and for the illness

tell them how much God has done for you
he sits there
he seems so normal
he seems so calm
he was dressed
he looked normal, human, healed

tell them how much God has done for you
his neighbors saw him
they were scared
they heard the story and wanted Jesus gone
leave. don't come back to our neighborhood

tell them how much God has done for you
the man who is free, healthy, whole
let me come with you
take me with you

tell them how much God has done for you
go to your friend
tell them how much God has done for you
tell them of the mercy God has shown you

the man traveled through his community, county, state, country
the man proclaimed far and wide
he spoke of mercy
he spoke about the wholeness he received
he spoke of compassion and love
he shared what God had done for him

Look What the Lord Has Done

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