My daughter, Koah, ran into the house yelling “Mom! Mom! There’s a big bug in the garage!”

I looked up from my task and said dryly with a sigh, “Where is it?” (I have killed hundreds of bugs for this child.)

She said with passion, “It’s near the ceiling.” I walked out to the garage and immediately saw a big long bug with many legs on high beam. These ugly jokers seem to love our garage.

My daughter and I were about to leave the house and I knew she wouldn’t want to go to my vehicle if I didn’t handle this situation.

I quickly grabbed a broom that I keep near my vehicle and hit the bug squarely with one shot. It fell to the ground right by my foot. So I stomped it. Squuuiiiish.

The bug was no match for my middle-aged-mom moves. He was stomped to smithereens. This little episode happened on Good Friday 2018.

IMG_4127As I was sweeping up the remains of the bug I started to think that this is a reasonable analogy of what Jesus did on the cross for me. His death and resurrection stomped the devil’s claim on any who have accepted Christ as Savior and Lord.

The devil may rear his head to frighten us, but because of Jesus, we are free and can live confidently in Him.

A similar image is used in Genesis 3:15 when God says to the serpent, after convincing Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he (Jesus) will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

One of the worst things the devil does is use fear to keep us from many good things we want to do and worse yet he tries to keep us from doing what God tells us to do.

I pray that we will remember this illustration in our house. The enemy is stomped, because we have accepted the Lord Jesus who is risen!