Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
—1 Peter 5:8
It was Friday afternoon, and I couldn’t wait for my “Friday Night Write,” which is what I dubbed my time set aside to write my weekly devotion. I sunk into the couch cushions with my laptop over my knees and logged on. Suddenly lines of text scrolled across the screen and a bright light flashed from my webcam. Then a warning took over the entire window: Your computer has been blocked.
I read on. Apparently I was suspected of one of a myriad of serious infractions, such as copyright violations, use of unlicensed software, spamming, and terrorism. Terrorism? Clearly they have me mixed up with someone else!
My heart beat fast. What should I do? Call the police? But it wasn’t a 911 emergency and it was already after office hours.
I continued to read. Then I noticed something in the wording was askew. It didn’t line up. This is a hoax! A virus! Ugh. Now what?