Up in the Arctic Circle there lives a mighty animal known as the musk ox. When the wolves, which prey upon the young musk oxen, begin to howl, the adult musk oxen form a circle around their young. They stand there, and by the sheer force of their countenance they say to those wolves, “If you want to destroy one of these babies, you’ll have to GET PAST ME.” This is extremely rare in the animal kingdom. In fact, there is only one other creature on the planet–the African counterpart of the musk ox–that forms a defensive circle. All other species turn and run in the face of danger.
When I look at the church in America today, I have no choice but to conclude that the wolves are devouring at will. When I hear that the divorce rate in the church is either equal to or higher than the divorce rate outside the church, I know the wolves are devouring at will. When I hear that the teen pregnancy rate is higher among teens raised in Evangelical Christian homes than it is in the world at large. When I travel this country listening to tales that just rip my heart out, I know the wolves are on the lose in the church.
And when I look at this situation, one burning question comes to my mind: WHERE ARE THE MUSK OXEN? Where are the guardians of the church? Where are the women who have been blessed with a rich spiritual inheritance, the women with all the great kids and the bragging rights? Where are the women who should be mighty in the land? Where are the Musk Oxen? Where are those who will stand in prayer, forming a circle of spiritual protection around the weak? Where are those who will stand in the face of the devil and say, “If you want to destroy one more family in this church, you’re gonna have to GET PAST ME!”
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