Though we might lose battles, Christ has won the war.
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“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Romans 8:37 New International Version
I don’t know if these are lizards or dragons. I would guess the latter since they are at the base of the St. George statue in Eisenach, Germany. According to a legend, St. George slew a dragon but not before the citizens of the city – and I’m not sure what city – promised to convert to Christianity.
Now these dragons eternally spit out water.
What’s your dragon? What has the power to scare you so much that you feel resolved to your fate?
In the story of St. George, the dragon’s next victim is the king’s daughter. She is resolved to her fate until St. George intervenes.
I don’t know what your dragon is, but I know mine.
Too often we act like we are resolved to our fate, that we will never win the battle against our dragon. It is Jesus who steps in and defeats our dragon. In the battle he loses his life, but by the power of his Father he rises to life. The enemy, the dragon, even now stands defeated.
Though we might lose battles, Christ has won the war. His victory is sealed with his blood.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner