It was my 15th birthday and some friends and I went to see the movie, THE OMEN. Afterwards, something happened that I cannot explain and will never forget. We were all spending the night at Billy and Bobby Barker’s house, about seven of us, all teenaged boys. They had the entire attic as a room, which seemed awesome. They also had a ouija board that seemed to read our minds and knew intimate details of our lives. It was not so awesome.
I’ll be honest; I was nearly scared to death. The room filled with shadows, and noises, and lights like I’ve never seen before or since. A scary movie. A ouija board. Seven very active imaginations. Perhaps the devil himself. I left, and began walking home-based frightened the entire way.
It was after midnight, and I walked nearly eight miles before I caught a ride home.Still, I think I did the right thing. A wise man fears evil and departs from it, according to the Bible. That’s exactly what I did. The thing is, I never should have put myself in a situation where I had to walk home in the middle of the night.
If we walk hand-in-hand with Christ, we will be better able to identify evil, and avoid it altogether.
Fear Not. Flee from evil… or, better yet, avoid it altogether.