I don't usually carry a flash light with me at night when I trek around the house to check on children. We leave the back porch light on and it shines in under the roof enough that I can grope my way through the house on memorized paths. One night, while my husband was on a trip to the states, I got up to check on something and on my way back to bed I felt something slithering under my foot. I sped up a bit and got my cell phone off the night stand, turned on its flash light and retuned to the hall to investigate. There was a 6 inch scorpion right where I had been, scuttling as fast as he could towards the kitchen. I grabbed the dustpan as it was the nearest thing handy and pinned it down. Now what do I do next…a flash light in one hand and a pinned down scorpion in the other -everyone else asleep?! Remembering my husband has needle nose pliers in the dresser I drug my scorpion into the bedroom, found the tool, made sure he was history, and climbed back into bed.
Several weeks later we were at the ranch for the weekend and I was sitting in church soaking in the Spanish sermon by Irvin, when the verse he was reading struck me in a new way. He was reading from Luke 10:19, it goes like this... "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you!"
I hadn’t remember the God had promised that to the early church but I rejoiced and claimed it for myself knowing God had spared me when I had stepped on the scorpion. I'm so grateful that He cares about all these things whether they seem little or not. There are many evil things around us; we as well fight the spiritual warfare here on earth. Knowing we are in Gods care brings me a lot of freedom from worry.
"And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions..." Ezekiel 2:6a