Ever since Cain grabbed that rock and crushed the life out of Abel with it…no, I must go further back…Ever since the forbidden fruit was eaten by their mom and pop, we humans have sought after one thing:
To be the top dog, main man, head of the pack, etcetera, etcetera…
For, what was it really about but that?
What was and is satan’s motivation in the lie that we can become like God?
He certainly wasn’t and never is concerned with actually equipping us with diddly squat.
No…his ambition was and always has been to try to best the Creator of the universe.
And being the author of such grandiose plans and outrageous ruthlessness, he doesn’t care one whit about who he uses to try to further those aims.
So, he disingenuously dangled the prospect of power before humanity- but not without polishing it up with enough appeal to dazzle the eye away from the truth just long enough to get us to the point of no return.
And sadly, what was unleashed that day has infected the entire world.
From brother to brother, tribe to tribe, civilization to civilization, leader to leader, the human thirst to be the most important has caused indescribable havoc to this earth.
From the moment our relationship with God and to each other was first skewed, the hounds of hell have been on us.
And we still witness the effects today.
From boardroom dealings to political positioning, from Hollywood posturing to-dare I say it?-church committee bickering, we see it.
Right down to the family dynamic that willfully looks out for self above each other.
We all crave that feeling of being in charge, one way or another.
But, lest we get downhearted, there is yet an answer to it all.
For He is our Creator and our God, and, as such, He knew the chaos to come from the foolish decision in Eden.
So, He provided the way through His son.
His triumph on the cross would be our triumph.
The real kind, that has no truck with the temporal idea of our domination in this world.
But, rather, its chief concern is with our freedom from all the everlasting jockeying for position.
Because, in Jesus, our position is ever secure!
We have only to surrender our dirty, power-hungry hearts over to Him.
And, trust that, though this world grows ever darker and madder in its empty pursuits of subjugation, the Lord has it all in hand.
Has always had it all in hand.
And never lets us go. ☺️
Blessings and prayers to you, friends. May we learn the true strength that comes of relinquishing all to God.