An Englishman traveling through Sri Lanka says: "As I was dining in a home I was startled to hear the hostess ask her servant to place a bowl of milk on the deerskin near her chair.
I knew at once there was a cobra in the room, for they prefer milk to anything else. We also knew that a hasty movement meant death, so we sat like statues.
Soon, to our amazement, a cobra uncoiled itself from my hostess' ankle and swiftly glided toward the milk, where it was quickly killed."
What a triumph of self-control over the external!
But if we use the same quiet trust in Christ as this woman did in the bowl of milk, when the serpent of all evil approaches us, internal triumphs over him would be more numerous than they are now.
- Record of Christian Work. (moreillustrations.com)
Pro 24:10 (GNB): "If you are weak in a crisis, you are weak indeed."
"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been." - Robert H. Schuller.