I was digging in the flowerbed, turning the soil, pulling the weeds, and preparing the bed for this year’s annuals when I saw the small snake. It didn’t appear to be a poisonous, but to be safe Tim advised moving it to the thicket, “So you will know it is no longer in the flower bed.” In less than a minute, I lost the snake. Carefully, I moved leaves, pine straw, and dirt, but couldn’t find the snake. It was simply hidden beyond my ability to find it. Now, I will spend the next few weeks, a little bit apprehensive every time I work that flower bed. I will be just a little more cautious when I pull weeds in that particular bed. God wants us to be especially alert to evil at certaåin times in our day. Charles Stanley says that when we are Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired (HALT), we should walk with increased care and caution. Dr. Stanley says these are times we are most apt to sin. I think he is right. We are most vulnerable to the attacks of evil when we are at the most vulnerable points of life. W hen you are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired, put yourself on high alert, fall on your knees, humble yourself before God. James said if you do that, you will resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
– Virginia Thompson