A short narrative of the story of the demon possessed man being heal by Jesus goes something like this: Jesus arrives in Gerasene, meets a demon possessed man with no clothes, no home and lives by the tombs.
When the man sees Jesus, he begs Jesus not to send him into the Abyss. Instead he begs Jesus to cast him into the pigs instead. Pigs ran to river and drowns.
So what was Jesus trying to tell us with this story? There’s 3 important lessons that can be learned from this.
2.When we ask for God’s help, we need to be willing to submit to his authority.There are times in my life that I want God to help me, but I want him to help me in my way. God is the ultimate authority. We can’t go to God and ask for his help if we aren’t willing to accept what he gives us. The problem is, we are afraid of what he may give us. I understand in that in my own life I asked for a change in my schedule. I, of course, wasn’t sure what that was going to mean. I knew I couldn’t keep going at the rate I was going, but at the same time didn’t want to just stop. So he gave me something in-between, allowing me to rest and heal as he made some changes in me.
When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” (Luke 8:28).