The other week Dad, Hannah, and I were fishing out at Braley Pond (emphasis on fishing not catching!). While Hannah and I were walking along the trail that circles the pond, I looked down and saw this three foot copperhead in the middle of the path. I was about a stride or so from stepping right on top of it and Hannah, who was walking ahead of me, must have stepped over it without seeing it! We are so thankful for the Lord's gracious protection! How Hannah did not get bitten was nothing short of miraculous.
I got a long branch and and swept the copperhead off the trail and down the hill toward the pond. Needless to say, we were very watchful of our steps after that!
Afterward, I thought of this very appropriate Scripture passage from Psalm 91:
"For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot."
We thank God for the special care and provision He gives to His children!
"When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation."