“Fear Not; The Lord Has Disarmed Death And The Devil!”
Doh was talking about his frustration and pain to Ngwa. While he was still speaking Ngwa interjected, “I know!” Doh was vexed. He told Ngwa, “No, you don’t! It is my pain and frustration, you cannot say you know!”
Truly, it takes one who has been there to know and show the way. There was this relative of mine who after suffering a painful eye infection eventually lost the eye. He was fond of telling a story how he went to check on his trap and was happy to see that a rock hyrax was caught in the trap by its hindleg. Upon closer examination he realised that the animal had only one eye. Fortunately it was still alive, so he freed the animal. He felt for the animal because he knew what it meant to suffer pain in the eye and eventually lost the eye.
Yes, it takes one who has experienced your kind of challenges to know the feeling! Graasfield wisdom says the child on the mother’s back does not know how far the journey is.
Jesus was not a child of flesh and blood like us, but “he too shared in our humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil – and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death… he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Becsuse he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted” This is the way God made the author of our salvation perfect!(Heb.2:10-18). Therefore fear not; neither death nor Satan has any power over you anymore! In Christ you are an overcomer!
Weekend prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you shared our humanity to know our plight. Help me to overcome when I am being tempted and banish my fear of death and Satan. Amen!
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you!