Monday, October 31, 2016

the devil is real

Lewis tells us about how our ancient enemy, Satan, twists our pleasures today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

And today is Halloween. It's the day that we remember the ghosts and goblins that go bump in the night. But it also reminds us that there is a very real enemy out there, one who hates us and wants to see us suffer and fail. He is the one that likes to attack when we're weakest. Likes to make us doubt the things we believe when we're stronger. Likes to toy with us and cause us to worry.

In case you're wondering, the picture above is of the Devil in The History Channel's The Bible. He does resemble our president a little. I'm not sure if that's intentional.

But let's remember what Halloween means. It reminds us of those evil spirits, yes. But the name of the Holiday comes from All Hallow's Eve... because tomorrow, Nov 1, is All Hallow's Day, the day that we remember all of the saints who have gone before us, both known and unknown. It's the day we celebrate what it means to walk with Jesus.

When we DO walk with Jesus, we will anger our enemy. We will face trouble in the world. The world and the ancient foe will hate us - just like it hated Him before us.

But take heart. He has overcome the world.

God, thank You for a time to remember our enemy ... and the victory You already give us over his schemes.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

I think it is appropriate that as we focus on our saints we must also go to the polls and vote for the next leader of our country. Please take God with you to make this decision for the person to lead this country.