05 Oct A Yikes Moment
Just now we had a hair-raising experience. I mean one of those Yikes moments. We were just finishing an evening walk in the forest when a siren went off down in our little city. Almost instantly to our immediate right, a pack of coyotes, which we had not seen, responded to the siren with one of the loudest eeriest choruses I have ever heard. Don’t ask me how many there were. We did not stop to count. Arriving at the car our lab did not have to be coaxed inside.
If it had not been for the siren from the city we never would have known they were there. So how many other times have they followed us? Is that why sometimes our dog stops and stares into the trees? There is so much that goes on around us without our knowledge. We are conceited creatures and we think highly of our own intelligence, but really, we don’t know what we don’t know.
I Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Daily an unseen drama unfolds about us. A war is waged over our souls. Each victory for Satan is an eternal loss for our heavenly Father who has made each of us a one of a kind child. Satan doesn’t care about us other than the fact that he can use us to rip out God’s heart. Once done we will be discarded on his trash heap. Just compare that with what we are offered in Ephesians 2. He saves us “in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ.”