22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” Matthew 12:22-24
The religious leaders were obsessed with bringing down Jesus. He was performing indisputable miracles right in front of them and they were critical of Him.
But for once, let’s focus on the demon-possessed man. Jesus restored Him to full health.
Imagine being bound for years by these demons.
Now, after Jesus touched him, he was free. He could see and hear again. He was a new man.
We don’t hear from him again but I guarantee you he was singing Jesus’ praises. He may not have known how or why or how He did it, and that probably wasn’t all that important to him. What was important was that he was free.
When we hear stories of deliverance and objections from the religious leaders, we tend to focus on the nasty leaders. Those whose lives were forever impacted get lost in the weeds. They had a unique story to tell.
We have a unique story to tell.
While others may criticize the religion itself, they can’t criticize the experience we all have had.
They can’t take that away from you.
Likewise, no one else can tell it.