Heel Injuries, They Aren’t Usually Fatal

Last night I had the great pleasure of speaking with a friend about a situation which had caused great despair in her life.  This situation is truly a difficult one, and one no parent should ever have endure.  At the moment I spoke these words I knew that they would need to be blogged as well.

When we endure times of great trial, despair, discouragement, dismay, and tribulation, there is one (and likely many of his friends) who celebrates your situation.  You see Satan (and his friends) takes great joy in the sufferings of man, because in his weakmindedness he sees this as an opportunity to derail your faith.  This isn’t to say that at times it is very tempting to cave and give up, but that Satan is weakminded enough not to realize that heel injuries aren’t fatal.

Did ya get that?

Heel injuries are NOT  usually fatal.

I know that some of you already have caught on to where I am going with this.  It’s still a good read though so hang in here with me and at the very least be entertained.


So lets take a trip back to the very beginning here.  God makes the Earth and everything in it, he declares it all good.  Now see, when I say that something is good, its probably pretty good….more or less it isn’t terrible but its all a matter of perspective.  When God say something is good,  his kinda good is the good that is so good there isn’t a word in all the languages of the world that could truly convey exactly how good it is.  So God makes it and it’s all good…..but then there had been that little issue with Satan and  his lofty thoughts of ascending.

I’ll climb to heaven.I’ll set my throne    over the stars of God.  I’ll run the assembly of angels that meets on sacred Mount Zaphon.  I’ll climb to the top of the clouds.  



So,  here is ol “slewfoot” now abased.  He tempts Eve, she bites, and then Adam too….you know the old story.  There’s a part though that quite a few people miss.


I  will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.  (Gen 3:15 Douay-Reims)


So here’s where it lies…..Satan becomes Eve’s enemy (and Adams too), and OUR enemy.  The interesting part though is kinda in rewind just a little so lets step back in time just a shake.    Satan offers,  Eve eats, Adam eats……in Satan’s mind, he has WON.  Satan is having his moment of glory, his hip hip hoorah, his fifteen minutes of fame, his out of this world victory dance has commenced…..he is CELEBRATING the devastation he has just caused (which Adam and Eve don’t seem to be entirely aware of because after all they didnt “die”…..yet).   So here sits Satan celebrating, high fiving some of the angels who fell with him (you do realize he had a team right?).  Then God (who obviously already knew what was up) says to him, after his little talk with Adam and Eve,

Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live.


Oh man, talk about a party killer.  Satan’s victory, just turned to a curse like no other…….he’s cursed to be a belly crawlin, dust eatin, weakminded, groveler.  Man if that doesn’t take the wind out of your sails I dono what would…..oh wait, yes I do!  That next verse!


I  will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.  (Gen 3:15 Douay-Reims)


Not ONLY are you gonna crawl around in the dust groveling…..there’s an enmity between you and the woman, and all your seed and all of her seed now.  In the course of this enmity YOU Devil are going to strike at her heel (which will irritate us to no end), but SHE is going to CRUSH your head.


Let’s review that one more time…..


How many times have you known someone who died of a fatal injury to the HEEL?


Okie then….now let’s talk about head injuries.


How many times have you heard of someone dying from a fatal blow to the head?


Yea, that’s what Im sayin….


Satan strikes at my “homeschool heel” nearly everyday in one form or another, and some days I just wanna cut my daggone foot off because those “strikes” are not painless…..in fact they are VERY painful.  It’s only because I know (and now you do too) that Heel Injuries ARE NOT Fatal, that I am able to suck it up and put on my blue jean jumper (come on…its the homeschool mom uniform and ya know it) and move on.  The most comfort I get though is knowing that ALTHOUGH Satan will strike at my heel…..I am going to CRUSH his head.  He may irritate the snot out of ME, but I’m going to CRUSH him.


Be Encouraged!








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4 responses to “Heel Injuries, They Aren’t Usually Fatal

  1. Never thought of it that way before! Thanks for your fresh perspective!

  2. ben

    Really cool article, highly helpful and professionally written..Good Job

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