No claim to this boy

The devil [satan] and his demons [evil angels] are going to burn up and be ashes under our feet. Knowing this, he is a raging lion seeking to destroy many so that he doesn’t have to die alone.   Revelation 20:10; Malachi 4:3; 1 Peter 5:8; John 10:10, paraphrased

No, satan can’t claim this boy. He was prayed for all his life, he was read Bible stories when he was young, He was education in Christian schools. He learned God loved him. He learned Jesus loved him and gave up His life to pay for our sins.

Everything in my son’s mind, heart and body could not keep him alive. The enemy of his soul was always pulling the strings. Pain ~ pull, pull, pull. Anger ~ pull, pull, pull. Poor self image ~ pull, pull, pull. Depression ~ pull, pull, pull. He blamed God for his troubles ~ pull, pull, pull.  He was reeled in tighter and tighter until his agony became too great ~ and the string taut. All he could see was blackness. He just wanted the pain to stop. And it did.

Now he sleeps the sleep of death and is at peace, Isaiah 57:2. satan can pull his strings no more. God is letting him have rest from all his agony. He’s taking a “dirt nap”. Rest from pain, depression and all the disappointments he faced in his life. Some I might know. Many I am sure I do not. God has known them all, and has loved him with that big heart of his as if  he was the only child on earth. And it is the same for you.

Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. Romans 8:35,37

And you shall be secure and feel confident because there is hope; yes, you shall search about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.           Job 11:18

It shall be said in that day, Behold our God upon Whom we have waited and hoped, that He might save us! This is the Lord, we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.  Isaiah 25:9

[Resting] in the hope of eternal life, which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began.  Titus 1:2

Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God. 1 Peter 1:21

The last enemy to be subdued and abolished is death.  1 Corinthians 15:26

No, the enemy cannot claim this boy. He was a prayed- for boy. And God hears and rewards the faith of His praying parents. I believe. I have hope. I have faith that God will do what He promises. After all, won’t the “Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:25)

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].  Hebrews 11:6

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