“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)
Moses the cat glanced fearfully over his shoulder. Life wasn’t the same since the huge yellow tomcat had begun frequenting the neighborhood. He had ambushed Moses on a recent evening, and Moses had found that he was no match for the battle-scarred marauder. His screams of terror and yowls of pain brought the flashlight-wielding man from the house with hurried steps. As his rescuer neared, Moses was able to break free and run for safety. A moment later the traumatized cat found comfort in his box in the man’s garage. As he listened to the man making loud, threatening people sounds, Moses instinctively knew that the man was his best hope for protection.
The man, however, felt more than a little frustrated. He wanted to protect his pets from this menace, but he didn’t know when and where the marauder would strike next. In the following days, the big yellow tom would confirm the man’s limitations, striking when least expected and outwitting the man at every turn.
We humans have an enemy who stalks us day and night, seeking whom he may devour. His ambushes are cunningly devised, and he strikes when least expected. We are no match for this powerful adversary, so we trust in our heavenly Father to keep us safe from his attacks. Unlike the man, our Defender is all-wise and all-knowing. He is well able to give us the power to overcome our enemy.
Today is a good time for us to commit ourselves once more into our Father’s care, to request His presence throughout our day, and to renew our choice to live in obedience to His Word. Then we can face the day with confidence; there will be no need to look fearfully over our shoulders.
My faith looks up to thee, thou Lamb of Calvary.
From Paws on My Porch, by Gary Miller
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