God's Remedy for Man's Ruin
Evangelist D. L. Moody once visited a prison called "The Tombs" to preach to the inmates. After he had finished speaking, Moody talked with a number of men in their cells. He asked each prisoner this question, "What brought you here?" Again and again he received replies like this: "I don't deserve to be here." "I was framed." "I was falsely accused." "I was not given a fair trial." Not one inmate would admit he was guilty.
Moody finally found a man with his face buried in his hands, weeping. "What's wrong, my friend?" he inquired. The prisoner responded, "My sins are more than I can bear."
Relieved to find at least one man who would recognize his guilt and need of forgiveness, the evangelist exclaimed, "Thank God for that!" Moody then joyfully led him to a saving knowledge of Christ--a knowledge that released him from the shackles of his sin.
Dr. Adrian Rogers in his sermon says can you imagine the fear that must have possessed the townspeople as they were awakened in the middle of the night by the blood curdling screams of the demoniac that echoed eerily through the mountains in the stillness of the night?
In this passage of scripture I believe the Lord is showing us the depths to which a person under Satan's control can sink. No matter what kind of destructive life style a person maybe living he can be delivered by the power of almighty God.
After Jesus had completed His teaching and dismissed the multitudes, He set sail with His disciples for the other side of the Sea of Galilee. During this one-hour trip, Jesus decided to get some rest.
So He lay down at the back of the ship and went to sleep. At some point during the voyage, a great storm came upon the tiny ship and its occupants. The disciples were fearful for their lives, since the ship was now filled with water.
Frantically they awakened the Lord Jesus, who simply stood on the deck of that little ship, lifted His voice ...
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