A notable quote by a little girl watching her grandfather digging out a septic tank, “I don’t hope I ever fall in that.”
I’m thinking of this in regard to some of the sin and slime, so many little girls “never hope they fall into.” But glamour and enticement dangles happiness and excitement and many forget about falling into the pit.
I remember a time when I was about 11 or 12 in Canon City, CO. My mother and I were staying at an aunt’s house a few blocks from the church we were going to on that Sunday morning. I was ready before they were, so I decided to walk to church by myself. A few blocks away from the church, a car pulled up and a young man called to me. “Would you like a ride?”
Now down in the midst of my preteen heart, I thought that meant he thought I was kinda cute. A bit of a thrill. I didn’t recognize it as a “pit I don’t hope to fall into.” Looking back I realize I must have been protected by angels assigned to me in answer to prayers that had been made for me.
Thankfully I did not “fall into that pit.” I did not respond. I acted like I did not hear, and walked confidently down the block just like I knew where I was going and I ended up in the right place.
Now as an adult, I realize that was exactly how I should have acted. Must have been because I had good folks praying for me.
I Peter 5:8 Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
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This post written in response to https://amanpan.com/eugis-weekly-prompt-notable-december-2-2021/