Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Our world changed forever on this day in 1982 when at least seven people died from taking cyanide-laced capsules of Tylenol. It is hard to believe that that was 27 years ago; I still remember it like it was yesterday. I stated "at least" seven people died above because nobody really knows the exact number. Although most of the deaths occurred in Chicago, other places around the country were also plagued. Up until then, we had never heard of tamper-proof packaging. But today, it is rare that we find a product without it. Even though it is not completely fool-proof, seeing a safety seal on the things we purchase does give some peace of mind.

We can also have peace of mind by allowing Jesus to "tamper-proof" our lives. Satan is always looking for a way to poison us with his lies and influence. Walking through our day without the protection of Jesus is like eating some food that has a broken seal on the packaging. We wouldn't dare take that risk. We should also never take the risk of living without Christ. He is our Protector and our Guide. If you are not enjoying the safety of Jesus, why not ask Him for His perfect protection right now? He is more than willing and able to come to you.

Isaiah 41:10 says, "Fear not, for I am with you."

Father, please protect us from Satan. We know he is very powerful, but not as powerful as You. We can't do it alone. Help us, Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

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