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Monsters

There was a monster under my bed.


At least, that’s what I believed as a child.


When I turned out the lights, I would quickly scramble to the center of the mattress, trying to outrun whatever was sure to emerge from the darkness. Any stray limb dangling off the side of the bed put me at risk of being nabbed. So, each night, I would wrap myself in the blankets.


After all, everybody knows a monster can’t get to you if you’re under the covers.


As I grew up, I left behind my imaginary monsters, but found that there is, in fact, a monster at large – a very real and very powerful enemy.


He lures me with temptations. He entices me with his lies. He wants to steal, kill, and destroy all that is good and all that is right.


Yet, for those that belong to Jesus, for those that have received His victory, there is nothing to fear.


Ours is a strong but defeated enemy.


Jesus invites us to take cover in Him, to wrap ourselves up in His strength, in His power.


After all, the monster – the enemy – can’t get to you if you’re under the cover of Christ.

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