For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps. 1 Peter2:21 I don’t need to tell you, we are in the crosshairs of Satan. He has targeted each of us. His sights are set on us and his intent is to destroy us. And he is a good shot! Just look at all those who have fallen. We see the carnage from his deadly attacks all around us. Look at their faces–some of the victims are your dear loved ones. It is awful. And now his sights are on you. He is a blood-thirsty killer and he has no plans to stop. You are in constant danger everyday. At this very moment some of you are wounded, but Satan won’t stop until he has literally stopped your heart. He is not trying to just hurt you–he wants you dead. You are in his crosshairs. So what can we do to stop the fatal blow from being delivered? How can we avoid becoming another causality? How can we protect ourself? The answer is Christ. He is our only protection. He is our shield, our refuge from danger. We cannot avoid hardships, we are at war. Satan refuses to give up and we can’t run and hide. He is relentless. What we can do, however, is to do what Jesus did. He accepted the suffering and committed Himself to the Father “that judgeth righteously”(1 Peter 2:23). That serves to remind us that the only safe place is the place where God’s will places us. Regardless of how tough the situation is we can endure if we keep “Looking unto Jesus”(Hebrews 12:2). When you are in the crosshairs consider the cross.