Encouragement to follow Jesus with our lives Dear Brothers and Sisters and Dr Phillips, thank you so much for sending out all these wonderful messages of encouragement for us to follow our Saviour with our remaining days.
Snakes Dear Brothers and Sisters and Dr Phillips. In answer to your question about nearly having been snake bitten. I have on at least three occasions nearly been bitten by snakes. At the age of 6 I was collecting the eggs from our chickens out in the foul run on our small 10 acre farm in Northern Rhodesia. I was reaching into the individual nests gathering the chicken eggs when a 5ft 11inch long Cape Cobra spat it's venom into my eyes which blinded me for a few days. It could quite easily have bitten me as I reached for the eggs. My Dad found the snake and blew it's head off with his shotgun.Onother time I had dug up an old African earthenware bowl alongside a primitive copper furnace in bush around Phalaborwa South Africa and when I returned to retrieve the bowel a deadly Puff Adder was curled up in the bowel and nearby bit me on the hand. Another time a deadly Boomslang snake came in though the front door of our house in Phalaborwa and reared up to strike me as I knelt down to see what had made a noise under the telephone table. All very close shaves. But I expect many more human snakes have also been trying to get me throughout my life.
Messages that touch my heart Dear Brothers and Sisters, thank you once again for sharing Dr Jim's Gospel messages of encouragement and for your prayers which I know go straight up to heaven. I thank God for men like Zacchaeous who show us that through Jesus all things are possible. Amen and the Lord Jesus bless and keep you all.