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“If I Were The Devil”……


He is going to pay back his enemies
    and reward those who have loved him.
Like a shepherd, he will care for his flock,
    gathering the lambs in his arms,
Hugging them as he carries them,
    leading the nursing ewes to good pasture.

Is 40:11

Anyone who receives my monthly newsletter A Refreshing Pause knows that I have set a new blogging goal of posting here on my blog each Monday.

My “Month of Monday’s” post was due yesterday but yesterday I didn’t write. I didn’t share my emotions. I couldn’t quite process what was churning so harshly in my heart and head.

26 more.

26 people from little babies to great grandfathers, gunned down–IN GOD’S HOUSE. Ready to pray. Ready to praise. Gunned down.

As report after report comes across the networks, it seems the devil gets more and more aggressive. he (lower case intentional)  is meaner and madder than ever.

This past weekend, in my own church, we watched this amazing video.


Powerful words spoken in 1965. Living outloud today. 52 years later.

Yesterday, I cried.

All the while knowing deep in my gut that those precious people literally moved from the Glory of God’s House to the Glory of God’s Heaven! Face to Face with The Shepherd. The devil does not win. The devil never wins. He ends up dead. Burning in Hell for all eternity.

Today’s verse in a Month of Monday’s reminds us—-God is real.

God is good.

He has the last word and although we can’t see it with our own eyes, yet, our faith eyes see. We know deep in our hearts that He holds His Sheep!

I purchased this little child’s book A Childs Look at the Twenty-third Psalm, years and years ago and reread it yesterday. Like Paul Harvey’s words…truth lives on! God’s Word and Truth prevails.

I have to ask you reader friend.

Do you know The Good Shepherd in such a way that you know without a doubt He holds you in the palm of His hands and no matter what happens today, He will not let you fall?

If not–today is the day to embrace this truth. The devil knows it. The devil is raging and ranting because of it.

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son.

And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.

Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. John 3:16

On June 9, 1984 I said a simple prayer. “Jesus I am messed up. I am lost without you. I need you to be my personal Lord and Savior. Come into my heart and take me over. I surrender all. Amen.

If you have never ask Jesus into your heart, today is the day. He makes it simple.

In His Grip and Grace with you,


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