In an era of global terrorism, and with our neighborhoods overrun with drugs and crime, the title for this post appears naïve, foolish, even idiotic. But remember Job? He said the same thing. Job, the man who lost everything except his wife and his life, agreed with his friends that evil couldn’t touch him.
Evil caused him great sorrow. Evil attacked his health. Evil did its best to break his spirit, but his spirit could not be broken! Job was in the protective hands of the God of the universe, and HE made sure Job was safe. Evil couldn’t touch him. (Job 5:19)
The church has recorded thousands of martyrs who endured Satan’s attacks through the evil deeds of evil men, but evil didn’t touch them. I think of Betsy Ten Boom, sister to the author of The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom. Both women were incarcerated in Ravensbruck during World War II. Betsy didn’t survive the horrible living conditions intended to cause death by the Nazi regime. Yet Betsy never wavered. Starved and filthy, she reached out to other women and shared her faith joyfully. Evil couldn’t touch her.
The image above was created by The One Called Nio. When I read the artist’s description, she had included a poem about the dangers of living in a bubble, for when it pops…what little protection you had is gone. She put a glowing firefly inside the bubble but had no idea why.
Isn’t it just like God to turn the world’s views upside down and inside out? When I look at the picture, a completely different interpretation occurs to me. I see a person protected by a delicate-appearing bubble, and the light inside is Christ. Since God is in the bubble with His child, Satan cannot destroy the bubble, nor the child. Those red talons cannot reach the figure inside. Evil can’t touch her.
Those of us who know we belong to Jesus can live with the same assurance. Evil can affect my life as it affected Job’s, but it can’t touch me. Satan can’t own me. Frail as I am, I’m the daughter of the King of Kings. He is my strong tower, my protection.
All His children are safe. Every. Single. One.