Enemy occupied territory--that is what this world is
....it is civil war, a rebellion and we are living in a part of the universe occupied by the rebel
C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
He listens as the door slams--hard.
It was another bitter argument and his sixteen year old daughter is once again leaving...
With the constant conflict, tears, angry words, lies--she has become a different person--distant--someone he doesn't know anymore
He is slowly losing her
He sits at the window and watches her open the car door and enter into the shadows--the shroud of blackness seems to pull her inside.
His mind goes back to when she was a child...
full of hope
but now her eyes are
out of reach
day by day he can feel her being torn away from
slowly she is drifting into nothingness
He is in a battle for her life as each moment, the enemy edges closer and closer, gaining in strength as she becomes more weakened and vulnerable.
But he will never give up
He readies his own powerful weapons...
calling forth forces of light that can shatter the darkness with a mere glance
He opens his Book and settles in for the night
ready for combat
The battle of good and evil is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage
Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis, 1952
For C and all parents in the battle
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