A Surprise Visitor

Every Sunday evening we have a group of friends over for food, fellowship and (if we don’t talk too late) Psalm singing. It’s a refreshing way to finish out our Lord’s Day and we are grateful for the iron sharpening iron fellowship with other believers.

Last night the kids discovered that one of our visitors brought a surprise guest (it evidently had crawled into their car sometime/somewhere and hitched a ride to our home with them). (I wonder how long they’d driven around with him undiscovered?)

The children fetched the dads who, with lots of squealing (from the kids, not the dads), caught our surprise visitor

and brought him inside for an impromptu science and show and tell session. (Gotta love homeschooling.)

Honestly, I’ve NEVER heard so much noise inside our home as when the dads, kids, teens and surprise visitor entered yesterday evening (and that’s saying something).

The kids gather to see, touch and hold the snake.

The kids gather to see, touch and hold the snake

He’s a common corn snake and looks as if he’s about to shed his skin, so the kids got a terrarium ready and he now has a temporary home in our family room.

The children watch the snake in his new (temporary) home.

Our life overflows with the blessings of God.

Good food, blessed fellowship with families who love us and encourage us to be more like Christ and a surprise visitor to delight the 30-ish children in our home yesterday evening.

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4 Responses to A Surprise Visitor
  1. Annie
    July 16, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Praise the Lord for the fellowship you and your family are able to have in you home! What a blessing:0)


    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    True! I’m constantly thankful for the family of God; their love, their tears, their prayers, their encouragement. God gives us more than we could ever ask or think!


  2. Kate
    July 17, 2012 | 12:43 am

    You keep saying temporary home-are you trying to convince us or your kids? 😉 Good luck with that!


  3. Shannon
    July 18, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    Wow, I put snakes right up there with the tarantula I found in my house. Only one of us can live here.
    I sucked it up and trapped the tarantula and freed it across the street in an open field, not sure I could have been that brave or nice with a snake.
    Your Brave!


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