Through witnesses, prophets, poets and redactors, mankind has access to the heart of God Almighty. A Divinely inspired work, the Holy Bible teaches us who God is and how to access Him. Where is He? Why, He is dwelling in the heart and mind of everyone who calls him Father, through Christ. God has revealed Himself, openly, plainly, and without any known reservation. Sometimes He is revealed in small doses, such as an epiphany when we passed a rose garden on the way to work. Sometimes it is a larger revelation, such as an “all out” born again experience. But truly, those who seek to follow Him have unrestricted access in our own capacity. We all share in the same reward, an all-encompassing feeling of love and compassion.
But, where is Satan? Tongue in cheek I ask, “Where is his book?”
There are, oddly, few references to the most insidious enemy of mankind to be found in the Bible. We know that a force, or a person, ugly, hateful, fear mongering exists, but we have no concrete way of knowing where he dwells or how he is able to influence us.
Should we know? As I recall in the book of Genesis, the fall of mankind came when Adam and Eve sought to know both good and evil, not just good. Perhaps, through scripture, God is asking us to focus on Him, follow Him, and not be distracted by Satan.
Those of us who remember the disaster movies of the 1970’s and early 1980’s, such as The Towering Inferno, may recall that there was only one sure way to escape. Follow the Leader, and we will all be led to safety. Forget about the flames. Have faith.