“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep amidst wolves,
so be wise and stay out of violent ways.” (Matthew 10:16)
But the wolves are so cunning!
They pace about in costumes of cotton;
a fleece so pure it could deceive anyone but God Himself.
But my, what large paws you have!
Funny, I thought sheep have hooves. (And are those claws?)
And my, what large teeth you have!
They seem quite excessive for a diet of grass.
But aside from that, you look like sheep, so you must be a sheep
So I’ll listen to you even though I can’t help but think something is wrong.
Just because his costume is clean doesn’t mean he won’t trick you.
Don’t be deceived!
He’ll tell you want you want to here when you want to hear it.
He’ll whisper candy-coated lies in your ear and call it freedom.
And all the while he slips shackles on your wrists and chains about your feet.
and you’re trapped before you even realized you compromised.
“The Enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy.
But I have com to bring abundant life.” (John 10:10)
So when the shape-shifting shadows on the wall start to move again,
Rest assured that our God is the God who set the captives free.