Wow, looking back I have not blogged in five months. Five months, why is that? There are so many things going on in the world right now, Covid, quarantine, protests, rioting, the Presidential election. The world is a different place than it was five months ago. Five months ago, I couldn’t even imagine that we would be where we are right now. Wearing masks everywhere we go, kids only going to school part time, the rest is done on line, no concerts or large groups, restaurants partial capacity, travel has changed, and all of this is becoming the normal for us.
Over the past couple of months I have chosen to be off of social media for the most part. I will log on once in a while to check up on friends and family who are away. I miss keeping up with their lives, new baby pictures, weddings, engagements, major life events, but the rest of what is on social media breaks my heart.
I think we have forgotten something very important, especially as Christians, and what a sad thing to forget.
Ephesians 6:12-13 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the EVIL DAY….”
If there is one thing I think we all can agree on it, it is that we are in an evil day. But the evil isn’t our brother and sister, THEY ARE NOT our enemy. “The enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”, 1 Peter 5:8. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy”, John 10:10. “the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field” Genesis 3:1.
Our enemy, the one we fight against, is the devil. His goal is to divide and conquer, and he is very crafty at it. If he can get us to fight against each other, he doesn’t have to do anything. We will destroy each other, all he has to do is stand back cross his arms, watch, and smile.
I hate feeling like if I say, black lives matter, there are people who think I must be anti police, and think all police are bad. I also hate feeling like if I say, I support the police, there are people who think I am racists and don’t care about people. Neither one could be farther from the truth. I feel like things do have to change, but I don’t know what the answers are for that change. I don’t have the answers, but that doesn’t mean I have to pick a side.
I will vote in November, at the polls, because I feel like everyone has a responsibility to vote. Maybe you say, neither one are worth voting for, and maybe your right. So, why vote? Voting is still a way to voice our opinion. These are the two candidates people, choose one. I will choose based on my moral views, choose based on yours, but don’t wish harm or death to the other one. Place your vote, and accept the outcome. This is America, that is the way it works. Or at least the way it used to.
Right now I am sure Satan feels like he is winning, because we as a nation have never been more divided than we are right now. And I see too many people out there who are claiming Christianity, yet jumping on Satan’s band wagon of division.
Luke 10:19, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”
We hold the power to heal this nation inside each of us. We have the power to heal instead of destroy. We have the power to help not harm. We have the power to bring unity instead of division. We have the power to love or hate. What will you choose?? Will you choose to fight your brother or fight the enemy??