"For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." Colossians 3:3
When I read the above scripture I caught a glimpse of myself peering out from behind Jesus who stood firmly in front of me with His arms shielding me as if something or someone was coming toward us in an attempt to hurt me.
As I continued to think on this, I realized there was someone approaching; an archenemy, the accuser of the children of God, the adversary, Satan. Whenever I'm at my weakest moment he rushes in with accusations, condemnations, guilt, insecurity, fear, and doubt.
"Guilty!" he shouts. "You're not worthy of God, why should He bless you? You're a sinner; you're no different than I. Fraud, that's what you are. I saw you yell at your child, I heard the ugly things you thought about your neighbor. Ha, ha, ha! You're going to hell with me, ha, ha."
Satan reaches out to grab me, but Jesus stands fiercely between us. "You can't touch her Satan," Jesus states with authority. "She is hid in me! She is no longer imprisoned with you. I have dressed her in my righteousness; she has been justified and declared not guilty by my blood. She is now the inheritance of the Lord, God's daughter of Zion. She has access to the Father by me whereby she can cry anytime of the day, Abba Father. You can't touch her; you can't separate her from the love of God. She is safe in my arms."
Most Gracious and Heavenly Father, I thank you that while I was a sinner you sent Christ to die for me. Thank you for dressing me in His righteousness and imparting in me His Resurrection Power of eternal life.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Anna M. Caison, third (eldest daughter) of eleven children, born in Chicago, Illinois. She is an ordain minister, Preschool Teacher and freelance writer for adults and children. www.christmadeknowninme.org