Get It Out!!
A few weeks ago, as our evening was winding down, I was in the back of the house getting ready for bed when I heard a bloodcurdling scream coming from Kathleen in the living room. It seems as though someone (probably me) had left the backdoor open just a bit to allow a little bit of cool breeze to come through the house. Well, seizing on that opportunity, a small snake decided to crawl into our house and curl up in the corner. I’m pretty sure it was an anaconda, but I could be wrong. I'm not sure who was more scared Kathleen, me, or the snake, but we wanted that thing out of there quickly. Hilarity ensued as we used a cane and a broom to get the snake back outside. There was never an option that the snake could stick around and then we would deal with it in the morning.
In the same way that we wanted that snake out, we as believers have to continually fight sin and not allow it to get a stronghold in our lives. Especially during this election season, with emotions running high, I thought this verse was appropriate to remember, Ephesians 4:31-32, "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."
Keep The Faith,