Run to the Roar

When an aged lion grows too weak to kill his prey, he still hunts. He crouches in the tall grass watching a gazelle graze, while the rest of his pride stalks the quarry.

The gazelle bounds off, easily outdistancing the pride, while the old hunter watches.

In the gazelle’s path, the feeble old lion lingers. Suddenly he leaps into the air, flinging dust with his stubby paws. He BELLOWS an unnerving roar across the African savannah, and the gazelle falters.

It wheels about, confused — just for an instant — before the pursuing pride drags it to the ground.

The cunning old lion laps the blood draining from the gazelle’s throat while the pride tears at their victim’s haunch.


By rising from the dead on resurrection morning, Jesus defanged the devil, the ancient Hunter of Souls. Now, all that Satan has left is his roar and cunning.

            At a crucial moment in your life, the devil’s bluster and noise may tempt you to reverse course, but that’s when you must trample the toothless enemy who stands in your way.  

That’s when you must RUN TO THE ROAR.

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I Peter 5:8

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

II Cor. 2:11- b

… for we are familiar with his evil schemes.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.



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