January 29, 2018
...the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him. But Jesus would not permit him but told him instead, "Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you."
Inside this church, it is warm and dry. Light filters through stained glass and shines on friendly, familiar faces. Led by the choir, we chant praise, joining our voices to the saints. The Lord comes among us.
As I pause at the church door on my way out, I'm met by the chill that lies outside. I know that I'll encounter strangers and much that's unfamiliar out there. It's far more comfortable inside.
But I can't stay. Instead, I'm called to go out there with the Good News of the One I met inside.
Lord Jesus, may I be unafraid to share what you have done for me.
- Amy Welborn
2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13|Psalm 3:2-7|Mark 5:1-20