All at once, a large dark hawk flew overhead from one of the tallest pine trees. The smaller birds, dozens of them of all varieties, followed in pursuit. All screaming to the hawk to vacate their secure space. As quickly as the hawk left the airspace over my yard.....silence. That large hawk had threatened the safety of what the birds considered their space and their haven of safety. Once by one, the smaller birds....cardinals, mockingbirds, towhees, bluejays....all returned to the safety of the yard. One by one, they began with their more cheerful, perky songs that are so familiar to me. Bird calls of happiness and security. Peace.
That's how we are, isn't it? When we feel that the dark entity of Satan is threatening our space, our security, our comfort zone, we work in tandem to free it from the ugliness that threatens us. We pray together. We study the word of God together. We band together as a flock of God's children to stay safe and closer to Him. One alone soul is not as strong as the entire flock, working together to keep Satan at bay. Oh, yes. He's still out there, perching on the edge of our security. Together and non-stop, we pray that that dark self will move further from us and that God's peace will continue to hold us close. And God's purity and brightness never disappoints. We will remain one in his word...all together.
The darkness passes and the light shines through.
If we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another.
1 John 1:7