Again, our security is shaken with the latest news from Great Britain. The terrorists continue their efforts to take the United States down but this time they were thwarted in their efforts. Box cutters, energy drinks, who knows what next? They would be easier to catch if they were blatant with their tactics. However, they are subtle using everyday items so that they can slip through undetected. Beware – we have a greater enemy stalking us. The Message says in 1 Peter 5:8-9, Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. Have you watched how cats work? They sit and survey their target – waiting for the best time. Next, they prowl around checking out the area before they zero in and silently pounce on their prey. No wonder Satan is referred to as a lion because he, too, is crafty and cunning using everyday situations to ensnare us – no red suit or pitchfork to give him away. He wants to destroy those he cannot control – who do not give him their allegiance and loyalty. Sounds like the terrorists. However, we rejoice because Christ defeated Satan through His death and resurrection. It will take some time to regain that peace of mind crushed today by those seeking to destroy us. But, He is the ultimate victor. Don’t be afraid!

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 (NIV) I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 (NLT)