Every good story tells of the battle of good versus evil. Every hero has to face an archnemesis. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie face off against the White Witch. Batman fights against the Joker. The whole family of Incredibles teams up to handle Syndrome. Gru and his minions battle Vector.
In real life you face an archenemy too. Our God tells you that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV).
It’s you versus Satan and his whole team of evil minions. Sometimes we pretend like Satan, evil spirits, and demons don’t exist. We blame our earthly struggles on the kid who calls us fat or on the teachers who treat us unfairly or on our parents for making our lives so miserable or on the neighbors who hate kids. We forget that the devil is the mastermind, the father of lies, the enemy.
Every good story also ends with good winning over evil, of every hero defeating the villain. The only difference in your story is that Jesus fought the battle in your place. Jesus won when he “stripped the rulers and authorities of their power and made a public spectacle of them as he celebrated his victory in Christ” (Colossians 2:15).
Thanks to Jesus, good wins. God wins.
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