I had a blog ready to post a moment ago, and lost the whole thing. As I rewrite it, I am wondering if there is a reason for it being lost -- because I was really bashing Satan. So, now he is going to get a double dose.
As Beverly and I were traveling last week, we completed a book by Gary Thomas entitled "Sacred Marriage." This book is really good, and takes a radical, but God-centered, approach to marriage. So as Beverly and I outlined this weekend's retreat yesterday, I look forward to incorporating some of Thomas' stuff into it.
I am pretty ticked today! I'm ticked at Satan. My mind is preoccupied right now with people I love who are being targeted by him. Many are suffering with cancer or heart ailments. Even though the breakdown of our bodies is to be expected because of the Fall, it still irks me.
But even more than that, I am tired of watching the way Satan is attacking our families. The carnage and destruction break my heart. What he is doing reminds me of terrorist tactics. As he targets families, it is more like a car bomb than a rifle shot. He takes out handfuls at a time rather than single victims. And many of them are innocent bystanders. What a coward!
I have been so blessed in this life that I am guilty of being distracted at times. My eyes get focused away from the ultimate goal of heaven. But one thing that causes me to look forward to Jesus' return is seeing Satan get what is coming to him (this is where I lost the last blog). What do you think it's going to be like when THE FATHER punishes this cowardly terrrorist who has inflicted so much pain on His kids? All I know is I want a ringside seat.