My son (age 9) summarized John 10:10 by saying “The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy and Jesus came to give, heal, and create.”
Out of the mouths of babes!
It is a good reminder that we have a very real enemy.
The enemy is not other people– we are to love our neighbor (whether vaxxed or unvaxxed).
The enemy is not ideas that challenge our illusion of comfort or control.
The enemy is not some nefarious “other” (although the enemy does use people and situations).
What can we do to counter the enemy?
When the enemy steals (hope, etc) , we can give
When the enemy kills..… we can heal (this is within our authority as believers….and we can work toward healing)
When the enemy destroys….we can create.