It’s been a while since I’ve had anything edifying to say. My eyes have been on the world and all the chaos developing. I think I have finally come to the end of an area in my life, at least I hope: that part of me that has been so surprised at how wicked the world is and even more so each passing day. Violence fills the earth. Nation is rising against nation and the kingdoms of man rising against one another. What can I say? I have no words right now other than this. I hope it is more than enough:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints… — Ephesians 6:10 – 18 —