For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 NLT
What do the three little pigs and the Coronavirus have in common? Back in 1933 a man named Walt Disney made a cartoon short of the Three Little Pigs and it became an instant hit. The nation was struggling with all that came along with the Great Depression and immediately saw the Wolf as the Depression that was trying to destroy the Three Little Pigs and all they had. Even though two of the Piggies made poor choices, they stuck together and helped one another to defeat the Big Bad Wolf. And at the end of the 8 minute cartoon sang the song, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. The American people knew if they worked together they could defeat the Wolf
Well guess what, it seems like the Big Bad Wolf is back and this time he is the Coronavirus. But just like then, when the American people work together they can make a difference in whether we see victory or defeat over what President Trump has called “the invisible enemy”. Just like in 1933 when it was a financial unseen enemy that affected every way of life, so now is this virus and it too is invading every area of our lives. But our greatest way to defeat this enemy is through prayer. Praying for our leaders, our scientists, doctors and nurses, first responders that must deal with this every moment of every day. We need to thank God for the knowledge, wisdom and abilities he gave to those who created the technology that we can continue to communicate and many can work from home. For those who need to go to jobs everyday that keep us continue to live in a relatively normal state. For working together by listening to our governmental leaders (Romans 13:1) and respecting one another (Matthew 12:31) by treating them as we would want to be treated (Matt. 7:12).
This enemy will be defeated when we realize the true power to destroy this enemy is God’s army on their knees resting in knowing, it’s not by might, nor power, but by the Spirit of the Lord. Join us in thanking Him that we don’t have to fight an invisible enemy alone, but trust in the one who has the power to defeat it.