Mark 5:3-6 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him.”
Here we see a man who was feared by many, and rightfully so. This man was distant, disoriented, and downright scary. The Bible says that he was not tamable by man. However, an event comes into his life that changes that all. Jesus comes into his picture. When Jesus came into the picture, this man immediately came – running, and worshiped Him. Jesus was the only one Who could provide what He really needed, as we see that man’s effort to this point was helpless and useless. And Jesus changed His life.
I can only imagine what it looked like to see this man running toward Jesus. He probably ran crazily. He probably had a feared look on his face. And yet, he ran toward Jesus, knowing Who He was, and what He could do for him. He was ripe and ready to believe on the One Who could change His life.
We will come across plenty of people like this in our lives, and possibly even today, if we keep our eyes open. They’ve been let down by man’s counsel, by man’s efforts, by those closest to them, and even by themselves (2 Tim 2:25). And they’re ready. They’re ready for change. They’re ready to be helped. They’re ready to be healed. They’re ready to believe. And all they need is for someone to bring Jesus into their lives. And it’s a beautiful thing to see those who sin got the best of, clothed, and in their right mind spiritually, and worshiping the Saviour. Today, my prayer is that I’d do my part to bring people like this to Jesus – or, rather, to bring Jesus to people like this.