Lately I’ve been listening to the Peter Furler Band’s new album, Sun and Shield. One song in particular has grabbed my imagination. Besides the tune being so catchy and energetic that I find myself singing it while bicycling, walking, or whatever, the lyrics are massively encouraging. The title is “Dare I Say” and you can hear a sample of it here.
In the song the narrator addresses our unseen enemy, satan. As one who has trusted Christ and come into the family of God by faith, he calls satan’s bluff, as it were. Exposes his threats as empty. Here is the chorus:
there’s a target on my back,
and you’re ready to attack,
but there’s something that you lack–
you’re gonna miss me.
you got nothing up your sleeve,
so go back to where you came,
it don’t matter where you aim–
you’re gonna miss me.*
Some of my friends are battling the devil’s attacks right now. They are stuck in a dark place. Things look pretty grim. Let me encourage you, though. For those who belong to God, no matter the attack, the devil will never hit his target. Even when you get hurt and it looks as if satan has beaten you.
If you don’t believe me, consider this: though the devil succeeded in having Jesus crucified, God turned that unspeakable tragedy into the greatest victory on earth… as he intended all along.
Jesus rose from the dead.
And satan missed again.
Thanks for reading,
I am linking up this week with Jen and the Soli Deo Gloria blog party.
* Acknowledgement: Content is from the Peter Furler Band’s website. You can read the full lyrics here, or access all lyrics from Sun and Shield here. And if you like this song, I think you’d enjoy the whole album, available at PeterFurler.com.