Friday, 22 February 2013

Hansel and Gretel.

Scriptures: Psalm 119 v 106, 130; Proverbs 6 v
23; 2 Peter 1 v 19. 

The fairy tale goes that Hansel and Gretel were lured into the forest by a
witch. Hansel had some bread in his pocket which he used to drop crumbs so they could find their way back. The birds were eating the crumbs so that did not help. Then he found some
white pebbles and dropped them to mark the path. The witch caged them to fatten them to one day kill and eat them. They eventually deluded her and escaped, and followed the
pebbles back to freedom.
If you have been captivated by some form of witchcraft - magic, Harry
Potter, mind control, some music (heavy metal, trance, rap), divination,
sorcery - you will find yourself on a path of utter confusion. Hansel had
some bread ie a little knowledge of the Bible but it was being eroded by fowls. He needed solid stones that would not disappear ie strong belief to hold on to.

Hansel and Gretel were trapped and earmarked for death but they outwitted the enemy and escaped by following the true path to freedom.
Before we know Jesus Christ all we might have is crumbs of truth which do not sustain us when we are starving. We need solid teaching to survive the impact of the many
deceptions constantly confronting us or we will become captured and caged; eventually losing our souls.
Deliverance from evil will come from Jesus as we follow the pebbles of His
Word back to safety. Every word in the Bible is true and victory comes from putting our faith in God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father thank You for Jesus who is a lamp to our feet
through the darkness of this world. Let the solid pebbles of Your Word lead us to the truth. In Jesus' name. Amen.