Archive for April, 2013

I was driving the other day listening to a commentary on this verse from Mark 16:

They will pick up serpents [with their hands], and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them.

The speaker said, “Of course serpants can be literal. But there are other serpents as well … the serpent of addiction. The serpent of depression … ”

yes, Yes, YES!

I have often though how much alike some of these crosses are that we bear. Some people struggle with alcohol; others with same sex attraction. I have struggled terribly with depression.

I really don’t think they are so different from one another. These are deadly battles that destroy mind, body and spirit. And they can only be truly won with the help and the strength and the power of God.

We are still in the Easter season and Pentecost is approaching. I continue to pray that God pours out the Holy Spirit even more over all of us, especially those who handle serpents.






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