What I Read Today;

1 Peter 1-2; Acts 14; Jeremiah 25; Psalm 103; Judges 17-18

It’s Easter Sunday.  It sure seems like Satan has won, doesn’t it?  Worshiping from home just isn’t the same as worshiping at First United Methodist Church would have been.  I’m grateful for the technology that allows us to worship this morning, but it’s not the same.  Our enemy has attacked.  But he will lose!

A virus is an enemy that cannot be seen.  You can’t touch it.  It doesn’t have a color. It doesn’t have an odor.  But it is real.

In 1 Peter 2 vs. 11, Peter talks about the desires of our flesh that wage war against our souls.  Satan is invisible also.  His mission is to destroy the lives of believers and pull them away from God.  Satan wants to drive a wedge between the saving faith that Jesus freely gives, and humanity.

So as we walk through our lives, we will fight and struggle with the sin around us.  Satan will toss everything at us to pull us away from our God.  We can’t see him, but we know he is there.

Yet, Jesus is there also.  1 Peter 1 vs. 3-12 tells us that even though we can’t see Jesus, he has already worked out our salvation.  No matter how hard the struggle ends up being,  Jesus is pulling us to the finish line.

The battle is being waged all around us.  Each day Jesus protects his children.  He strengthens us for the fight, picks us up when we fail, re-directs us when we need it, and comforts us when we lose.

So this Easter Sunday we can have joy no matter what is going on around us.  We can have peace, even in the eye of the storm.  Our God is greater than anything Satan can throw at us.  Take comfort in that simple fact!

Jesus is risen. He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

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