I just started reading this book, “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.” It’s another… OH MY… kind of book; makes me want to chase after lions!
It’s based on a scripture that most people pass over when reading the Old Testament. Check it out: 2 Samuel 23:21 and following. This guy, Benaiah is chasing after a lion and they both fall into a pit, and it’s a snowy day. Talk about having a bad day. Really, what was he thinking? Who in their right mind would chase after a lion – period? I am not about to chase after a lion. No Way!
We all have things we’re afraid of. I don’t like spiders or snakes… I can handle a lion in a cage at a distance. In reading just the first few pages of this book, I’m reminded of experiences in my past that could represent lions:
- a broken heart
- a 7-year old son diagnosed with cancer
- a son in and out of jail for drugs and wrong choices
- a son serving in Iraq
- hurricane 1 destroying our home
- hurricane 2 destroying our home
- diabetes attacking my husband’s vision and kidneys
These are just a few of the lions we’ve conquered in life.
- my heart is no longer broken
- my son is cancer free and almost 30 yrs. old
- my son is finally free of any charges (working on his testimony)
- my son is safely back from Iraq
- home repaired and debt free after the 2 hurricanes
- kidney and pancreas transplant (husband no longer diabetic)
So looking in the rearview mirror gives me a picture of the challenges I’ve overcome!