Out of the Body and into the Brink

©Jeanne E Webster

Waves Breaking Near Shore


Mark 5:1-20

Crazed, self-mutilating, straying hopelessly among the hills and tombs of Gadarene, a demonized man rushed toward the only person in the world who could  help him     . . . Jesus.

As Jesus debarked from his ship, He admonished an unclean spirit to remove itself from the man and demanded to know its name.

“My name is Legion,” crackled the demonic spirit.  “Don’t bother with us, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God; send us into that herd of swine.”  Whoosh! From the body of the persecuted man into the swine herd the multitude of spirits bolted.  Without warning they stampeded down the hillside and into the sea, where they soon drowned.

The swine herders, greatly disturbed at their sudden loss, streaked about the town and countryside, broadcasting the event to anyone who would listen.  Later returning to the scene of the crime, who did they see?  Clothed and in his right mind, the completely restored man sat there talking one-on-one with Jesus!

As Jesus re-boarded the ship, the man followed Him and asked to join his band of followers.  Jesus rejected his request, telling him instead to go home and disclose this event with his friends.  The man joyously departed and presented the compassion and greatness of the Lord throughout the entire region.


Put Your Hand in the Hand


♫  ♫  ♫

Put your hand

in the hand

of the Man Who stilled the water,

Put your hand

in the hand

of the Man Who calmed the sea.

Take a look at yourself, and you can look at others differently.

Put your hand

in the hand

of the Man from Galilee.

Trust in the Lord.  He will disperse your demons, change your direction, and heal all your wounds.  Amen!


25 comments on “Out of the Body and into the Brink

  1. I remember that song. Good to get to know you through this site and thank you for liking my blog as well. I will certainly be returning.

  2. camary1996 says:

    The world needs to hear your message today!!!!!!

    That song is old school….and I’m old enough to remember it 😦 Yeah it was 1970 when that was released…the year I graduated high school.

    • Hi Tanya! Yes, I’m old school. ’60s. Got you beat by about 10 years. The message is still the same though. . . His hand is our strength throughout the whole ordeal of life. Amen! 🙂

  3. patgarcia says:

    Great article and thanks for bringing up one of the oldies in the Christian scene. What powerful words were they back then. Put you hand in the hand of the man that stills the waters.
    Love it.
    All the best for 2013.

  4. ddkaarre says:

    I haven’t thought of that song in forever….but glad you did and glad you shared it. Have a great week…putting our hands in the hands of the Man from Galilee!

  5. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    I like the visual of putting my hands in God’s hands and trusting Him to change my direction, and heal all my wounds. And now I have that song to think of all night…ta la la la la such a happy and joyous song. 😀

  6. I love the “musical” theme you have going…really has me humming 🙂 God bless you, Jeanne. May you skip along with Papa, singing to and being sung over by Him who delights in you!

  7. jennyelaine says:

    Amen…I just wrote about a topic that compliments your insightful writing….that satan cannot drive out satan, darkness cannot drive out darkness…so yes, we have to walk in the light in order to fight the battles victoriously. Jesus only walked in the light…as we are exhorted too as well.



  8. Hi sister Jeanne; Thanks for sharing this wonderful message… Blessings… Bro pat 🙂

  9. Lyn Leahz says:

    Love this! This is my favorite out of all of your looks on here. Oooh La la! LOL God bless you!

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