One of our authors used a Bible verse this month that I keep thinking about: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Jesus used the phrase when talking to the 72 he sent out to preach the gospel. It paints a vivid picture: Satan is falling—being defeated—when God’s Word is proclaimed. The author goes on to assure us that even if we don’t always see it happening, God is working through us.
I kept remembering that phrase when reading other articles from this issue, including
- a pastor connecting with a Spanish-speaking immigrant over tacos;
- congregations reaching out in love to their neighbors, offering encouragement and support and God’s Word;
- a man becoming a “trophy of grace” after suffering a heart attack; and
- an author sharing the importance of speaking the truth in love, even when people raise objections.
And what better time to imagine Satan falling than Easter—when Christ crushed the devil’s head by his perfect life, death, and resurrection. Our cover article highlights the facts of that resurrection and the certainty of eternal life that we have because of it.
What a message to proclaim!
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