Published October 22, 2013

Shelia Shares....
"Surprise Endings"

The story is told of a sweet little girl who went into the pet store. She asked the owner, "Do you have any rabbits?"  Kneeling down and looking her right in the eye, the owner asked, "Do you want a little white rabbit or a little black rabbit?"

The sweet little girl responded, "I don't think my python will care what color it is."

I laughed when I heard this...and I love stories with surprise endings.

The Bible tells us that Satan the serpent (Genesis 3:1, 131 and Revelation 12:92) seeks to deceive and devour whom he may (I Peter 5:83).

When he is coming to devour us, he doesn't care what color we are. He doesn't care if we are young or old. He doesn't care if we are fragile or rugged. He just wants to deceive and devour us.

The sweet little girl didn't want the rabbit for a pet. She wanted it as food for her python.

Satan doesn't show us his true colors. He presents himself as light and good (2 Corinthians 11:144). But, he is anything but that!

Be careful. Satan seeks to deceive and devour and destroy.  In this case, his ending is no surprise. I like that.

- Shelia

  1. Genesis 3: 1, 13: "Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made...The woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'"

  2. Revelation 12:9: "So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

  3. 1 Peter 5:8: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour..."

  4. 2 Corinthians 11:14: "And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light."

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