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Snakes on Sunday Morning

A middle-aged woman was sitting in her den when suddenly a small snake crawled across the floor and under her couch. The lady, who was deathly afraid of snakes, promptly ran to the bathroom to get her husband who was taking a shower. The man of the house came running from the shower, with only a towel wrapped around his waist, when he heard his wife scream. He took an old broom handle and began poking around under the couch to try and coax the snake out.

At that point, the family dog heard the commotion and came into the den to see what all the ruckus was about. In his curiosity over the actions of the husband, the little dog touched his wet, cold nose to the back of the man's heel. Instead of realizing what had happened, the man thought that the snake had out-maneuvered him and bitten on the foot. Therefore, the man fainted dead away.
The wife, not realizing what had taken place, concluded that her husband, because of the physical exertion over trying to kill the snake, had suffered a heart attack. She immediately rushed to the phone and called 911. The ambulance arrived promptly and the paramedics placed the man, who was now only semi-conscious, on a stretcher. As they were transporting him down the steps, the snake reappeared and crawled through one of the paramedics legs and out the door. At this point, the paramedic, who was also deathly afraid of snakes, became so excited that he dropped his end of the stretcher and the fall broke the husband's leg.

Of course, all of this happened on a Sunday morning, about 9:30 a.m., when the family should have been in Bible class. Now I realize that Bible class might not have helped this situation, but I also realize it sure wouldn't have hurt it. I hope to see YOU at each and every time we have Bible class. Check out Hebrews 10:25!!

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward