A couple of Sundays ago my preacher was talking about chapter 5 in Mark. Joe and I discussed the lesson after the church service was over because he just couldn’t get over the fact that a herd of pigs walked down a steep bank and into a lake where they were drowned. When I sat down Saturday morning to do my daily devotional from my Write The Word journal it told me to turn to Matthew 5:1-10. I started writing down the words and realized that I was writing all about the story of Legion again. I took that as a sign that I needed to do my blog post about this story since it had come to me twice.
Those of you who are paying attention have already noticed that there was a problem. Legion was talked about in Mark chapter 5, not Matthew 5 which is what I was supposed to be reading. I didn’t even realize the error until I got the Bible back out to talk about the pigs walking into the lake and I couldn’t find the story in chapter 5 of Matthew. That sent cold chills down my spine. I now KNEW for a fact that this was indeed the Lord leading me to this subject.
There is so much about the story of Legion that jumps out at me. Legion was possessed by an evil spirit and he lived among the tombs. That one statement is so sad, he was shunned and feared by everyone to the point where he lived alone with only the dead. When he saw Jesus from a distance, though he ran to him and asked what Jesus wanted with him and begged him not to torture him. When Jesus asked his name he answered, Legion, for we are many. Jesus commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man and put them into a herd of about 2000 pigs.
While I hope and pray that I am not possessed by evil spirits, this story did make me start to think about all the different “people” I have living inside of me and probably you also. I started to list some of them and the list just keeps going and going. Here are some of the most apparent people in me. I am a King’s daughter. I am a child to James and Margie and a sister to Lisa and Ellery. I am a wife to Joe. I am a mother to Matthan, Ashleigh, and Joseph. I am a grandmother to Matti, Huttson, Emersyn, Jett, and Beckham. I am a blogger and an entrepreneur. I am also other things that are not quite as apparent. I am tender-hearted and cry easy. I am busy and don’t always take the time to enjoy those around me. I am an encourager. I am a believer. I am a follower and a leader. I am a student and I am a teacher. I am a friend. I am a blessing and a curse. I am simple and complicated. I am a clothing lover. I am Legion and I am blessed beyond measure.
The Lord saved Legion and he can save me and you also. Comment below your “I AM” and tell me who your Legion is.
Have A Blessed Sunday!