Here we are at the beginning of Holy Week, but there have been tragedies in the last several days that the enemy of our souls wants to use to steal any joy we might have. We cannot give in to the discouragement and hopelessness that could take us over if we let it, no matter what terrible times we may be facing, personally or as a part of our world.
Hopefully, you know that when I mention the enemy of our souls I am talking about the Evil One, the Deceiver, the Tempter….Satan. I actually don’t even like to capitalize his name, but I felt I needed to be clear that I’m not speaking of any human person that we might believe is our enemy. Ultimately , the Enemy of our souls is the one behind any terrible action of any human. The Enemy of our souls, the Thief, “has come to steal, kill and destroy.” Whereas Jesus has come to give life to the fullest, abundant life. (John 10:10)
Therefore, even though there has been great sadness in our world, there is still joy, hope, and peace to be found. Look around you. See all the beauty in the creation, in people; look for the good, true, and right in all people and created things, in every situation.