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Snakes: Relying On God

Weekly Devotional

Feb 2, 2019 – A few years ago, I discovered a large black snake in our dog pen and reluctantly killed it because it was too close to our house. Several days later, I was called home to kill another black snake, this time inside our basement where our dog sleeps. The next day, I was cleaning the basement when another snake came slithering down the wall. I’m not a particularly brave person around snakes but not seeing any other options I gathered up my courage and killed snake number three.

That afternoon while tending to our dog, I saw yet another snake crawling down from the ceiling of the same room. I grabbed my shovel again but missed him and the snake escaped into the ceiling.

At this point, I didn’t know whether to call an exterminator or just put a “For Sale” sign in front of the house. That night, the dog stayed with us and we all slept with the lights on imagining snakes crawling all around us.

We called in a wildlife expert and discovered the snakes were using the dog door to come into the house and mate. With his help we were able to seal the entrance and never saw any snakes again. But the next few weeks were filled with tension. We were getting very little sleep. I even cancelled part of my schedule to be around the house more. We were impatient and moody. Why? Snakes!


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