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I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. Psalm 34:1

It was a summer day and I was at my grandparents’ house for the weekend. I planned to have a relaxing weekend of fishing and other fun activities, but that is not exactly what happened. I was fishing and my grandparents’ dog was jumping at something, which I thought was a frog. I got up and walked over to get the frog away from the dog. Then I heard a yelp from the dog and I rushed over. To my surprise, there was nothing and I was very confused. I started to walk back to the house and I heard the dog start barking at the thicker grass near the edge of the pond again. I waited a second and looked at the thicker grass and saw there was a copperhead slithering at me. I got scared as the snake slithered onto my shoe. I prayed to Jesus asking Him to save me from the snake’s venomous bite. After about ten seconds the snake slithered back into the pond. I said another prayer to Jesus and told Him thank you so much for saving me from the snake. After that I ran back to the house and told my story about how God saved me from the snake. The more I think about that experience the more I think, to myself, how Jesus loves me so much that He would save me from the snake. It is similar to how He died so long ago for me, and everybody in the world, past, present, and future.

By: Daniel Amann ('23)

Candler, North Carolina

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