Glimpse at an Icon
The African Kudu is a large sized antelope with spiral horns. Cathy and I consider it one of the most beautiful antelopes in the world. We have seen them many times in the Kruger National Park of South Africa. The silhouette of this majestic animal has been adopted for South African game parks.
We have been served many exotic animal meats during our visits to Africa. We think that Kudu, which is very lean and tasty, is our favorite.
We have also discovered that they can sometimes be difficult to spot. Its markings make the Kudu more concealing than revealing. They serve to break up the animals’ form with disruptive coloration and enabling it to blend into the background. Even the spiral horns seem to be out of place in the bush.
That is exactly what Satan attempts to do in our lives. Blend in so we don’t recognize his presence. He uses every method to dull our sight and blur the reality of our lives. Unfortunately, we begin to feel safe from the evil one.
I have heard many people say, why would Satan want to get me? I am not important to the Kingdom of God. That thought pattern can be the first sign that you believe you are just blending in. Lions use other forms of detection to recognize the presence of prey. Smell and hearing are just as important as sight.
Are you a complacent Christian? Do you think you are safe from the enemy? Take a closer look. Pray for us as we board a plane for Africa today!
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.