Devils

 

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The Apostle Paul wrote that to “keep [him] from becoming conceited”, God gave him a “thorn in [his] flesh, a messenger of Satan” (2 Corinthians 12:7 – NIV). While I don’t believe Paul was mentally ill – I think he had other challenges -, I do relate to the notion of a “messenger of Satan” in terms of my personal mental experience. The Psalmist David wrote, “My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught at the voice of the enemy…” (Psalm 55:2b-3a – NIV). I think sometimes our mental experiences defy science or comfortable, rational explanation – this shouldn’t be so surprising if we accept there is an invisible, spiritual aspect to our lives. David’s son, Solomon (who himself wrote 1005 songs), wrote that he “applied [him]self to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but… learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:17 – NIV). But for those of us who suffer with uncommon and individual mental experiences, a little insight into our ‘madness’ (diagnosed or undiagnosed) can, I think, be acquired as we pass through this physical, earthly life. We know the devil (singular) is at large, warring for our souls. Lest the listener be confused, the ‘devils’ of this album’s title refers variously to enemies, real and imagined, visible and invisible. Fire is a-comin!