“The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away saying ‘Return to your home and declare how much God has done for you.’…”Luke 8:38-39
This was part of our Bible study on the book of Luke this week. After Jesus healed a demon possessed man, he in effect, sent him back to his home to become a missionary. He didn’t have any extensive instruction or education. All he had to do was tell others what Jesus had done for him. It reminds me of another similar story in the book of John. Jesus heals a man who has been blind since birth. The man is brought to the Pharisees who try to manipulate him into saying that Jesus is a sinner. Exasperated he tells them,
“…One thing I do know; that though I was blind, now I see.” John 9:25
As witnesses, all we need to do is tell about our own life and how Jesus has changed it. We don’t have to be eloquent or persuasive. We don’t have to worry about the outcome; that’s up to God. We just have to state the facts about God’s action in our life; and it can be as simple as this: “I was blind and now I see”.