Bert had run away from home because his Dad had threatened toshoot him on sight, so Bert sought refuge with his Uncle Jim, myDad.Bert’s Dad used to get into a jealous fit of rage over the silliestlittle things concerning his wife Liz. If Bert showed up at that timethen he would become the brunt of his Dads furious temper yearslater, this trait was explained to us kids.. Consequently, Bert wasalways made welcome at our place.I was only three years old when Dad caught pneumonia and mynoisy behaviour was having an adverse effect on Dads condition.His temperature was 107 degrees and he was delirious andsuffering terribly.I had been told to be quiet on a number of occasions, but as usual, Iwas very ignorant of the reason why.Finally, Mum threatened to put me in the boot of the car if I did notcut out the noise and always one to push the limit, that is exactlywhere I ended up. After tearfully begging to be released because, Icould not bear the confined space or the darkness, my rebellionwas quenched for a short time, and my stubborn nature took a back seat shortly.When Elsie and I were very young, we used to dare each other torun under the 32 horses bellies while they were in their stallfeeding in troughs on both sides of the central lane to see whocould get through the line quickest.
. Ephesians 6:
For we wrestle not against flesh andblood, but against principalities, against powers, againstthe rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritualwickedness in high
Wherefore take unto youthe whole armour of God, that ye may be able towithstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about withtruth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospelof peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith,wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery dartsof the wicked.