When I was a boy, I was small for my age and quite timid. My older brother, Kris, was as well. This type of situation tends to put a target on the back of grade-school-aged boys. I kept a low profile in school and stayed quiet, but Kris took a different tactic.
My brother became good friends in Jr Hi with a young man named Robert. Robert was about six inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than most of the other students. He became Kris’ bodyguard, protecting him from all the school bullies. The benefit to Kris, besides not getting threatened by the rough kids, was a new and blossoming confidence. He was freed from the fear of the bullies. He knew that he was safe...as long as he stayed close to Robert.
This reminds me of what we experience in Jesus. He is Lord, Savior, King, Messiah, and Redeemer. But He is also our great Protector. The truth is that we all face an enemy who is real, deadly, and bent on our destruction. Satan is described as a lion seeking someone to devour. Our strength is completely inadequate to deal with this deadly adversary.
What can we do? How can we possibly hope to survive?
Only by fully and totally clinging to Jesus in faith and obedience. His power is greater than Satan’s. His strength is enough. So, hold on to Jesus...and never let go.