The Devil Is Always Around

November 07, 2011 11:36

You probably didn't pick up on this today.  Most people wouldn't, but since I love Italian art, the news story caught my eye.  It seems as though an art historian recently found an image of a demon hanging out in a fresco painted by Giotto in the 13th century (middle part of the cloud on the right. Look for the hooked nose).

The image above is from Reuters.  The scene is from a cycle of frescos in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.

Now, the question of the day is, after 800+ years, its hard to imagine that anything that could be found in a work of art is just being discovered.  Amazing.  And yet, such finds are actually pretty commonplace.

Well, given a bunch of stuff that many of us have been going through lately, it comes as no surprise that the devil is always hanging around, hidden from view, trying to avoid being found out.

For those who have the gift of discernment, however, they see his hand in the lives of many people, and it's no laughing matter.  God is stronger, though, and He'll win in the end, whenever that may be.  I'm glad I'm on his side.  How about you?

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