Towards the end of last year, I came across Pastor Prince’s sermons on Psalm 91 that made me want to delve deeper into God’s Word, and so I started reading Pastor Prince’s book, The Prayer Of Protection.
At the start of the new year, my work took me to a part of Thailand where I was surrounded by lush jungle and wildlife.
One rainy night, I used the light from my mobile phone to navigate dimly lit pathways to my front porch and saw a straw mat placed outside the door which wasn’t there before.
Thinking that it was probably placed there by the housekeeper, I took another step towards it. As I was about to put my feet on the mat, I saw that it moved slightly. It was then that I realised that it was a coiled-up python!
My heart leapt in shock. I was mere inches away from a snake! I backed away immediately. Thankfully, the python slithered away quickly. I immediately got into my room and slammed the door shut before checking the room to ensure that there were no snakes lurking around.
That night, still feeling shaken, I read The Prayer Of Protection Devotional and that day’s devotional reading was aptly titled You Shall Not Be Afraid. It reminded me of Psalm 91:5 which says, “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night…” and in verse 11, it gives the reason why we don’t have to be afraid: “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.”
As I read and repeated the verse aloud, I realised that I was kept safe by His angels. By His grace, God Almighty made sure that I took a second look before I could step on the python. Indeed, God is good. I calmed down and was able to sleep soundly that night.
All praise and glory to God!
Serene Low | Singapore