We recently had a little staycation at a nearby lake. One evening, my hubs was fishing and out of the blue, saw a fish making a ruckus on top of the water. Upon closer look, he realized a snake was escorting the fighting fish to the bank of the lake for suppahtime.
We watched the whole scene for a loooong time...the snake getting the fish right where he wanted him so he could devour him, the fish fighting, the snake getting the fish's head in his mouth, the fish fighting, the snake fighting to keep the fish in his mouth, the fish fighting some more.
It was actually quite creepily amazing as you can see in this video.
After this went on for what seemed forever, the snake caught a glimpse of my husband. Just like that, after all of that fighting and work, that nasty snake released the fish and cowardly reatreated.
What about the fish? Well, his fight was not in vain. He happened to still be alive and swam away to freedom!
I'm sure you know where I'm going with this but my mind couldn't help but make the parallels with what Satan tries to do to us and how we are called to keep fighting. The whole snake/fish scene flashed through my mind again as I was reading this entry from the Daily Light.
I am with thee to save thee.
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee. And all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. — Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my rightousness.
JER. 15:20. Isa. 49:24 26. Isa. 41:10.Keep fighting, sisters. Eventually, the enemy WILL retreat. You have all of the strength, protection and help needed in the Lord!