This is the seventeenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic summer Daily Thunder series drawing on the legendary life of Alfred the Great. In this particular episode he zooms in on a particular event in the year 885 when a new wave of Viking evil crashes up against Alfred’s newly built Burh defenses in Rochester. It’s the ultimate test to determine if all of his effort to fortify the nation of Wessex has paid off. That’s a test that each one of us becomes familiar with as Believers in Christ. At conversion, we kick out the darkness and we are invigorated with the initial victory over sin, but there comes a time when the darkness returns to see if we have grown lax in our faith or if we really have exercised our newfound defenses in Christ. May the Vikings, when they come, find us firmly established in Lord’s power and victory!