On my morning walk through a wooded trail near our home, my dog, Jairy and I came across a snake. It was about 3 feet long and lay across directly in front of us. The thing about it was that it was perfectly camouflaged. I'm not sure why I noticed it. I guess I could have either stepped on it or stepped across it without even knowing how close I was to him. I threw some pine cones at it and it didn't even react. I touched it with a stick and the snake barely moved. I don't even think my dog, that I had taken for protection, ever saw the snake even though it was right in front of him.
As I continued my walk I thought about how there are hidden things that are in our paths of life. Things, that if not spotted, could cause us harm. The devil is described as a serpent in the garden of Eden. One thing that we do know is that he and his ways are not always easily seen. The Good News is that God provides his Spirit to lead and guide. He helps us spot those dangers before they strike. The key is learning to listen and to lean on Him.
You are loved and appreciated. Praying for you!