Have you ever gotten a cold or a bad cough? It’s not very fun being sick. What kinds of things do your parents or your family members do for you to help you feel better when you are sick? Maybe they give you medicine, or a warm blanket, or a hot drink to make your throat feel better? Sometimes the best thing is when our parents or family members comfort us with hugs, or simply by laying down with us when we don’t feel well. Our story today is about a man who was sick and didn’t have anyone there to help him feel better until Jesus came along.
One day, Jesus sailed in a boat with his disciples and they went to a place called the land of the Gerasenes. This was a place far from Jerusalem, and the disciples did not understand why Jesus was taking them there. When they got out of the boat, a man named Legion ran to Jesus and bowed at his feet. Legion was very sick and had been forced to live alone in a cave outside of the city. Jesus healed him and the man went into the town, telling everyone the story of Jesus’ love. Perhaps after that, Legion was a good friend to others when they were sick or hurting because Jesus had done that for him.