Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:11).
Last summer, my kids got their first taste of quadding. Their uncle, who was in charge of the outing, made sure that everyone was outfitted with protective gear. Helmets, gloves, goggles, chest protectors—you didn’t ride if you weren’t protected.
It was a good thing, too. One of the boys took an epic fall. All that gear that he was wearing saved his bacon, not to mention his head, chest, etc. He was knocked around and shaken up; without his armor, he could have been seriously injured.
An interesting note. It wasn’t his armor. The gear was provided for him free of charge by someone who knew what he needed, and what dangers he was facing.
The quad, the hills, the rocks—they weren’t out to get anybody. They were simply passive objects that presented a hazard. You have an enemy that is anything but passive.
Hey, Beloved–is your gear on?