Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch
Friday, November 1, 2019

About a week ago I pulled into a parking lot at our local Safeway and noticed this pile of pebbled window glass in the space next to mine. The glass pile was positioned right where a car’s driver-side window would have been, which means that somebody deliberately smashed that window so they could open the car’s door and either steal the car or at least make away with any visible valuables.

In Matthew 13, Jesus tells a disturbing parable about a farmer who carefully planted seeds in his field. Once they’d sprouted, his farm workers discovered that weeds were sprouting up too. “Didn’t you sow good seed?” they asked him. “Then where did these weeds come from?” “An enemy did this,” he replied.

Later in the chapter Jesus explained this parable to His disciples. The “evil one” represents the devil, who does what he can to undo God’s careful plans for us.

The car-prowler whose work you see in the photo most likely didn’t know the owner, but he’s still “the enemy.” He may not have a grudge against a particular person, but he is villainously uncaring about the inconvenience and cost that his action leads to.

And of course the devil’s sabotages are far more terrible, and the Bible warns us to watch out for him.

To learn more about who the devil is, and the strong steps you can take to defeat him, click the link just below.