When we reflect on a troubled world around us, it can be overwhelming and can affect our spiritual walk. The recent terrorist attacks serve as a reminder that the enemy is at work in both small and big ways. Our answer to these and other attacks, like Jesus himself, should not be what the world expects. Physical warfare will not work on an unseen enemy, our victory will be on the spiritual battlefield through ardent prayer and repentance.
As we approach the celebration of our Savior’s birth, we can be assured that our hope comes from his redeeming love. We serve an awesome God, a God who loves us and cares for us. He sent his Son to redeem all who would hear, the exact representation of his nature, so that we would have an example of what God’s love looks like.
This holiday season can be an opportunity to show the world our love for each other, and for those who are blinded by the enemy. Let’s show our love by praying for those we see as enemies. Pray that they be freed from the bonds of our mutual enemy. Don’t let the enemy steal our joy! We know the victory is already won, so let’s rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.
Rob Strode, elder