Every time I walk into my laundry room I get startled. There is a snake skin hanging over two hangers. Back in the fall Virginia ran over and killed a rather large copperhead snake. She got out of her car to look at it and thought the color was beautiful and decided she would make a snake skin belt. So she got on Google, and learned how to skin a snake and preserve the skin. She skinned the snake and pickled it in some solution for months, and now it is drying out in our laundry room. I don’t like snakes. I’ve been told that on mountains there is a certain altitude above which snakes can’t live called the snake line. I wouldn’t mind living there. Snakes are symbols of little, low, and slimy living. Satan is portrayed in the Bible as a snake. People of low character are called snakes in the grass. Everyday we make the choice to take the high road or the low road. Jesus said, in Matthew 7: 13-14, “There is a narrow road and there is a wide road.” One road is God’s highway, and following in God’s way will lead you to life above the snake line, a place of peace, contentment, and joy. The other road is Satan’s highway that leads to low, little, and confusing, and messed-up living. Remember, when you live above the snake line, on the road of high character and honor, that is where you will find life at its best.
–Dr. Tim Thompson