PWTE Daily Devotion

The Dragon Slayer

July 5, 2015

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One of the churches in Eisenach is named after St. George, the dragon slayer. This statue of St. George stands front and center in the Marktplatz in Eisenach. There are many myths that surround the life of St. George. Understanding these myths helps a visitor recognize why St. George is important to Eisenach.

St. George, Eisenach, Germany

St. George, Eisenach, Germany

One myth states that he slew a dragon, converted a city and married a princess who was doomed to be consumed by the dragon.

Wouldn’t you want that kind of saint protecting your city?

“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Psalm 5:11 New International Version

We don’t need a patron saint. The protector of our lives is the one in whom we take refuge, Jesus Christ. Faith grabs a hold of Jesus, believing that even if we suffer for his sake (St. George died a martyr’s death), we are his and his inheritance is sure.

Jesus is our dragon slayer. Read the book of Revelation for a better understanding of the fact that Jesus wins the battle. He wins this battle now in time and for all eternity. His weapon is the cross and his victory the empty tomb.

Copyright Douglas P. Brauner

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