He protects me
Pastor Mark Jeske

The physical world that your eyes can see and the infrared, UV, and atomic world that scientific instruments can “see,” are not all there is. The Bible reveals what is going on behind the scenes in the very realspiritualworld. God and Satan, angels and demons, are in constant conflict, warring for control of earth and its people, including control of you.

Nervous sheep like you and me are worried about physical breakdowns like illness, injury, and death, but far worse is the danger ofevil, of falling into Satan’s clutches, of selling our heavenly inheritance for some cheap and temporary advantage in the here and now. Our Shepherd Jesus is mightier than Satan, and his angels are mightier than the demons. We don’t have to be afraid:“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” (Psalm 23:4).

Because Jesus has already gone through death into the grave and back out again, alive and glorious, we know that we will too. Death for us is nothing more than a doorway that we will pass through on our way into heaven, and whether it comes sooner or later doesn’t really matter.

Our Shepherd’s protection also keeps us safe from the dark lord and his corruption. When you pray for Christ’s help in the Lord’s Prayer, “Deliver us from evil,” you can have absolute confidence that he is up to the task.


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