“Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.” – Ephesians 6:9 (ESV)
Enjoying some artwork through the glass case, I marveled at the beautiful sight with my family. All of a sudden, I saw some faces being reflected behind me. Faces of my co-workers who were trying to intimidate me!
“You’re under arrest!” exclaimed one of them, as he took out a pair of handcuffs and immediately applied them to both of my wrists in front of me.
“I’m sorry, you have to surrender your gun!” he added to my husband baffled at what was going on. Then to his side, came along my son with a confused look on why those metal cuffs were on my wrists.
“Daddy,” I softly whispered to my husband, “Just follow what he wants for now. Please don’t fight! Think about our son. We’ll just get a lawyer!”
Peering through a small window, I saw the same faces mocking us and I heard how they would give me a hard time once I got into our prison. Not as a nurse. But as a prisoner this time.
I tapped my husband’s shoulder and I asked him to hug me.
“I was having a nightmare,” I told him.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.”
– 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (NIV)
For now, it seemed I had no defense. But I trust in my Lord that in His perfect time, every evil act would be revealed. No one had dared to fight back before. Those being intimidated had left. One even died. But I was never afraid of them because I knew that I serve a mighty God Who knows it all and Who will fight for me.
For now I will wait…Wait for His perfect timing….As the lyrics of the song “Everlasting God” played at the back of my mind:
“Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord…
We will wait upon the Lord…
We will wait upon the Lord…”