When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. (Luke 8:34-35)
In my book, Denial of the Enemy, travelers on a cruise ship were petrified when the enemy sucked them into an underground cave. When God recovered the ship, He sent them on a new course and they were still afraid because they weren’t prepared for a life change. They felt peace when they were fully dressed in God’s armor, sitting at his feet.
The Garasenes weren’t prepared either. They didn’t know about prophets or a Messiah, so they thought Jesus was a magician, an evil person sent by one of their gods. They were afraid of Jesus, the demoniac, and the loss of their livelihood.
In a desperate state, the demoniac wanted freedom from his demons. He was prepared for his Savior to heal him. Saved, fully dressed, and sitting at Jesus feet, he was no longer afraid.
Father, God. Thank you for providing your armor and love, so I can sit at your feet fully dressed. Thank you for Your Spirit connecting with mine, changing my life. Help me realize when I plant Your seeds of love, some will be ready for their Savior and some will not. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen