I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength… all things except kill a rattlesnake.
However, if I’m honest, I probably could have killed that snake if I had really needed to. Or if I would have stopped long enough to pray about it and look to God for strength. But I didn’t.
Let’s go back to the beginning…
Here’s What Happened
Friday morning, I went out back to sit at my picnic table to read my Bible. It was a little colder than I normally would have liked for reading outside, but we had gotten a notice that our power would be out for a few hours, so they could do some work on the lines. Thus, I decided to head out anyways.
I set my Bible on the picnic table and turned around to go back in the house for my cup of coffee.
And that’s when I saw it…
A baby rattlesnake.
It was curled up on the bricks right outside my back door, and I had walked right past it.
Worse yet, it was blocking my way back into the house.
Thus, I did what any sane person would do… I jumped onto the picnic table.