A friend of mine told me, “The devil is out to get us all, I’m just about tired of fighting.” Have you ever felt that emotion? Isaiah 41:10, Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ I saw a video that not only made me hold my breath and root for a baby buffalo, but gave me a clear visual of what it is like when we are tracked down and chewed on by the devil himself. I watched as a herd of Cape Buffalo were by a watering hole not aware that right around the bend, hidden by a clump of bushes, was a Pride of Lions. The cameras were on the other side of the small river and far enough away to see them all in the same shot. I was able to see that as the Buffalo got nearer the Lions began to crouch, not making a sound. They were silent, low to the ground, ears pitched toward the sound of the approaching animals. There were six lions and three buffalo, one of them a baby. As the buffalo got nearer suddenly his head went up as he saw the lions running toward him, he turned and ran, so did the female and the baby, the lions were faster than the baby and three of them pounced on him at one time, as he tried to escape by running into the water. They had hold on him, each of them with their teeth on him trying to stake their claim, when suddenly there was a giant splash and two alligators joined the tug of war on the poor baby from his hind section, the lions still trying to get at his throat as he kicked and fought for his life with lions on one end and alligators on the other! I was wondering why someone had sent this terrible video to me as I was biting my nails! I reached to shut it off when I saw the lions raise their heads looking at something! From the side of the picture I saw, not just the two adults that had been with the baby, but the WHOLE herd running and snorting toward those lions who had one of their own in their grip. One large male ran toward the lion closest and with one quick movement of his head the lion was in the air, end over end, when he hit the ground he was running AWAY! The herd came closer and with the first success the rest gained courage and one by one the lions gave up their hold on the baby, and as they started to run, SO DID HE! He was ALIVE! Saved by the herd! One of them could not do the job, but the herd, in unity, chased them “ten ways from Sunday!” As he ran the herd surrounded him, protecting him because he was wounded. Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is said that Christians are the only people who kill their wounded. Someone makes a mistake and the pack attacks! We must take a lesson from the Buffalo, when Satan attacks one of our own and they are being pulled apart by the lions and the alligators, we have to rush the devil head on and spear him with the sword of the Word. We must take the wounded and hide them in the safety of the herd and help them until their wounds heal.
Galatians 6:1-3 Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived.