13 Therefore, pick up the full armor of God so that you can stand your ground on the evil day and after you have done everything possible to still stand. 14 So stand with the belt of truth around your waist, justice as your breastplate, 15 and put shoes on your feet so that you are ready to spread the good news of peace. 16 Above all, carry the shield of faith so that you can extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Ephesians 6:13-17 CEB
Paul speaks in his letter of picking up and wearing “the full armor of God” – i.e., the armor of truth, justice for all, faith and the good news of peace. What afflicts our world now – hatred, anger, mistrust, destruction …….these are all works of The Evil One, who must be defeated with the life and truth and righteousness of God in Jesus !!
Let us pray together – Heavenly and Loving Father………The Evil One does lurk in our world. Help us, guide us, strengthen us to overcome these hard and scary times – help us to replace the pain with healing ; the suffering with a consoling touch ; help us to stop the destruction with a building spirit of encouragement and love. All of this we pray in the name of Jesus, The Christ, our Savior. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie