I'm down with a sinus/throat infection. Please pray for the antibiotics to work quickly. I need to be a strong leader for our Friday evening Christmas Service, and for Sunday morning.
I am not surprised. I had pink eye the week before my interview at Memorial Drive. Brandon was sick the week of their Christmas musical. Franklin's car breaks down right after he makes a commitment to a higher level of giving.
The enemy is predictable. He takes his cues to strike us right before an event that could damage his work on earth, and right after we reconfirm our committment to God. We shouldn't be ignorant of his schemes. If we brag about being good at some fruit of the Spirit, look out! He'll come after you right there next.
Just remember: In the end, he loses, and we win.