Thanks Charlotte and Ginger...Love that you guys host Spiritual Sunday every week.
“A snake deserves no pity” Yiddish Proverb
We live in an awesome area......right next to a bird sanctuary. We're there a lot...hiking the trails.....feeding the birds.....breathing in the beauty of plants, flowers....streams.
There's one downside....'snakes.' I've seen two in the last year. Before I knew about them...I moved freely....now I tread cautiously when walking those trails. The first time, one slithered right across our path. I screamed and jumped into the arms of my terrified ten yr. old. My oldest killed herself laughing.
Now I know snakes live somewhere on the trails. I'm not sure where exactly......but they're out there. Knowing that makes me move differently....I''m always wondering if I'll bump into one. I watch the ground...especially where we saw those two snakes.
They're harmless. Still....something about them creeps me out. The second one didn't freak me out as much....I think because I was prepared for it. I realize there's a few things I can do....step back....wait until it slithers by and keep moving forward.
It's sort of like that on the faith trail.....I know there's a 'snake' that wants to trip me up...make me afraid....He's out there.....I don't know where exactly....nor do I know when he'll show himself. But he's real.... and can appear on the scene at any time.
I know he can't hurt me.....he's been defeated...but he creeps me out like the snakes in the bird sanctuary. And with him too...I've learned a few things I can do....Stay strong in my faith....hold tight to the Truth and keep moving forward.
Ladies and gentlement let me introduce to you the father of lies....