RIGHT OFF OF THE BOAT!
“And when he was come out of the boat, straightway there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.” Mark 5:2
AT HIS TABLE:
As a Christian you can expect that as soon as you get to where you have been called to go that immediately your ministry will start. When you arrive at that place everyone will quickly notice that the light of God has come! This is to encourage us all to be ready at all times for whatever may come our way. We are to be ready to share God’s word, ready to bless others around us, and ready to stand in faith on our firm foundation, which is Jesus, no matter what unexpected event is at hand.
AS SOON AS JESUS ARRIVED…
As soon as Jesus came out of the boat, what others would consider to be unexpected, began to happen, and Jesus did not say to this afflicted captive, “Hold on, let me get settled first before I begin to deal with your problem”, he dealt with him in love immediately! The unexpected ministry situation will arise when we least expect it, and if we are not prepared we risk losing our opportunity to shine the light of God into another person’s darkened world! We have a responsibility as Christians, as we read,
“Ye are the light of the world, a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid, Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that is in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father, which is in heaven.” Mathew 5:14-16
Right out of the boat Jesus began to shine his healing light, commanding the demons to leave this afflicted man of the Gadarenes. Likewise we are to be ready to share our light with those that are afflicted around us, not to say unto them, “Hold on” Always be ready, take no script, no need to rehearse, just allow Jesus in you to shine through unto others.
Expect the unexpected as Christians, and be prepared to answer the challenge. Always know that God is working through you to affect the lives of those in need. In this way the people will marvel at what God has done.
LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE!