“Fairytales don’t tell children that dragons exist; children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.”
― G.K. Chesterton
What dragons will you face in the week ahead? What dragons are you facing now? Maybe your dragon is a Biology test that you are sure you will fail or getting up for church in the morning (in my case three and a half hours from now). Your dragon might possibly be a full schedule, where you have no idea how you will do all that needs doing. The dragon you face may be shaped like having to pay a bill, or if you are in a real tough spot, finding your next meal. Dragons come in all shapes, sizes, genders, colors, flavors and varieties, yet regardless the form a dragon may take, one truth remains consistent about them; they can be defeated. This post is just a reminder that Mr. Chesterton gave to me, and that I am now giving to you. Whatever dragons come your way, they can be defeated. Now, do not take this as some sort of sappy, feel good, sentimental babbling, because honestly, some dragons will beat us. Sometimes WE WILL BE BEATEN by the dragons we face. What is important to remember is, while we may be beaten that does not mean we will be defeated. The days we win, we win, and we have to take joy in victory. The days we lose, we lose, and we have to take joy, in the grace that has been given, despite our losing, knowing eternally, victory is still ours in Him. We do not have to fight for victory, because Christ has already made us victorious; we can live as victors! Keep fighting, the war is won, the battles are nothing more than a means to getting to the end. Our dragons may not be literal and our battles only figurative, but regardless of whether or not what we face is physical, mental or spiritual, being in Christ gives us everything we need for total victory, even when we think we are defeated.
(Dragon illustration is “Smaug” by J.R.R. Tolkien)