Cassie’s cousin is back to her bad habits of causing trouble. Abigail is from the 2011 movie, “The Good Witch’s Family.” In that movie, she manipulated Derek until she was caught. Everyone had a happy ending; Cassie and Abigail reunited on good terms; and Abigail returned to her home. Once again though, Abigail returns to the Saturday, March 21st’s episode, with other motivations than what is good for the community of Middleton.
She can’t seem to stay out of trouble!
Isn’t that how people act though? Bad habits, or in this case, bad behavior is difficult to kick. Your baggage and mine have, at some point, plowed through someone’s life leaving this ugly ditch in our wake.
If I were one of those tell-all bloggers, I could tell you stories backing up this analogy. But I won’t, and I am not. We all know Abigail’s in our lives. They come in and get involved when it suits their needs, and leave after they have robbed you of your joy.
As Christ-followers, the Abigails in our lives deserve Salvation, too. It’s our joy and job to pray for them and love them. Some Abigails are spiritually toxic, and while we should stay away, never inviting them into our lives, we can continue to pray for them.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Verse 46-47 is worth repeating: “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?”
“See how it is cleared by the command of the Lord Jesus, who teaches us another lesson: “But I say unto you, I, who come to be the great Peace-Maker, the general Reconciler, who loved you when you were strangers and enemies, I say, Love your enemies,” Matt. 5:44. Though men are ever so bad themselves, and carry it ever so basely towards us, yet that does not discharge us from the great debt we owe them, of love to our kind, love to our kin. We cannot but find ourselves very prone to wish the hurt, or at least very coldly to desire the good, of those that hate us, and have been abusive to us; but that which is at the bottom hereof is a root of bitterness, which must be plucked up, and a remnant of corrupt nature which grace must conquer. Note, it is the great duty of Christians to love their enemies; we cannot have complacency in one that is openly wicked and profane, nor put a confidence in one that we know to be deceitful; nor are we to love all alike; but we must pay respect to the human nature, and so far honour all men: we must take notice, with pleasure, of that even in our enemies which is amiable and commendable; ingenuousness, good temper, learning, and moral virtue, kindness to others, profession of religion, etc., and love that, though they are our enemies. We must have a compassion for them, and a good will toward them.”
Already, Abigail is stealing the James Denton character away from a relationship he is interested in pursuing, causing division between Cassie and her daughter, and preying upon the weaknesses of the community for her gain.
Sounds a lot like Satan, right?
We love to hate the Abigails in our lives. Our lives would be simpler without them. Yet, God can grow us in those situations. It’s not magick, it’s God. He confounds the wise and turns something ugly into something that glorifies His name–something absolutely beautiful!
Lift them up, right now, in prayer.
Warning: The Occult is what the Good Witch does propagate. Nothing in the occult is in the Bible. You do not need to add anything to what God has already given us. The Good Witch is an excellent television program where we can discuss with our children the good lessons portrayed in it while explaining how the occult works and why it’s unbiblical.