Monday, April 8, 2013

Battle weary

I was reading about Abraham's calling in Genesis 15.   God pledges to be Abraham's "shield" & reading this brought to mind Ephesians 6:16 "taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." 
Fiery darts....anyone been feeling overwhelmed by those lately?  This has been a really tough few weeks in our school district.  Not only the funding crisis that all surrounding districts are facing but recently we've had several tragedies amongst our staff; cancer, brain surgeries, sudden deaths of young teachers. 
In fact I was on my way to visit one of those teacher friends in the hospital when I heard this song again.  It put things back into perspective. 

You tired of the battle?  Then stop just playing defense and go on the offense.   Pick up that sword! 

Ephesians 6:17-18  "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."