A Robber…

thief hoodie


tried to break in today where I was.  You cannot really see this thief but he is very real and very there…if I allow him to be.  Satan is a steal er.  He only wants to destroy.  “The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy…” – Jesus (John 10:10a)


My right hip was having issues from working too many hours and walking too many stairs and moving too many heavy objects.  The news broke about the terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium where our son and his wife and their son lived for five years.  My friend who is moving to Texas is spending one of his last night’s here in O’Fallon with Ron and I tonight.  Another friend is having big issues with her spouse’s too-early Alzheimer’s heartache.  Another friend found out today and called – she has breast cancer.


Today I was cleaning and purging and packing yet another day.  I received all this news as in the background I was playing a Fernando Ortega CD.  I heard one song that touched my heart.  I sat down with cleaning rag in hand and bowed my head for another listen to “Jesus, King of Angels”.  I needed Jesus in that very moment so my intruder-robber-enemy would not get what he had come for.  My peace.

“Jesus King of angels heaven’s light

shine Your face upon this house tonight

Let no evil come into my dreams

Light of heaven keep me in Your peace

Remind me how You made dark spirits flee

And spoke Your power to the raging sea

And spoke Your mercy to a sinful man

Remind me Jesus this is what I am


The universe is vast beyond the stars

But You are mindful when the sparrow falls

And mindful of the anxious thoughts

That find me, surround me and bind me


Jesus King of angels heaven’s light

Hold my hand and keep me through this night”


“…My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” – Jesus  (John 10:10b)


Phyllis Dickinson



One thought on “A Robber…

  1. Jerry Wells says:

    How did you know I needed this message and song? The robber HAD been at work in our days.
    Jesus, King of Angels, is definitely the answer to our peace. Thanks for sharing. Jerry


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