Week 24 Day 6
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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I Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Peter Hathaway Capstick was an American born hunter who lived and hunted mainly in Africa working at various times guiding safaris in search of the “big five” of African game animals. One of those was the African lion. Capstick’s knowledge of the lions was recounted in books such as Death in the Long Grass, Death in the Silent Places, and several others. One of the characteristics of the lion that he shared was that younger lions, as pictured here, was to go about roaring, perhaps to bolster their own courage, or to attempt to get the attention of a female. Interestingly enough Capstick said you could always tell the roar of the dominant male lion. At his roar, the whole of the grasslands would become silent. Humans in close proximity became so unnerved at that volume and intensity of that sound that many would flee into the night or huddle under the nearest tree or bush.
How like unto our situation with the Devil in the world. He struts about with his pathetic attempts to win us away from Christ, but, When the Lion of Judah roars the Devil must be silent and slink away from his certain doom.