Unseen But Real

I don’t know what she saw but it initiated a full scale attack.  All 100 pounds of our beautiful black lab hurled toward the dangerous object.  Unfortunately there was a thick glass storm door in her way.  I have never heard such a sound before as she lay crumbled on the floor.  It was a pain-filled wail.  Fortunately, it only lasted a few seconds. She is okay but her nose took a horrendous hit.  I am sure she will never do that again.  She is a fast learner.

Just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there.  And of course the opposite is true.  Just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it is there.  We need to sense other factors.  Paul wrote in Ephesians 6, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

There are some who love conspiracies and think some evil plan lurks behind every event in their lives.  Actually, we are quite capable of inventing ways of self demise. I doubt if the world would be any better if Satan died today.  Humans are quite adept at creating and doing evil.  Yet, we should not be so quick to write off conspiracies.  In his first letter Peter wrote that Satan is like a prowling lion seeking to devour us.  Fortunately, there are other unseen beings.  Psalm 91:11 assures us there are angels assigned to guard us.  The fact is we are not alone.  Just because we cannot see them does not mean they are not here.  Hopefully, we will be fast learners and be aware

Written by Roger Bothwell on May 31, 2016

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