May 30. Jesus Heals Gergesene Demoniacs

Mt. 8:28-9:1; Mk. 5:1-21; Lk. 8:26-40

When they reached the shore, two men who were demon possessed met them. They were wild men, who wore no clothes and could not be subdued by anyone.

Nearby, there was a herd of about two thousand swine and Jesus allowed the demons to enter them. When that happened, the entire herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea and drowned.

The men who fed the swine ran into town and told what had happened. When the people from the region of the Gadarenes returned and saw the men who had been demon possessed clothed and in their right minds, they were so afraid that they begged Jesus to leave them.

Jesus and the disciples returned to His own city of Capernaum. There He was met by a great multitude of people.