I woke up in the middle of the night needing to use the outhouse and lacking a flashlight, which the children had so innocently mislaid. I just walked under the moonlight out into the cool night air, thinking nothing of it. Then, as I took the next step, I jumped without even a thought. I had felt for a spilt second the cool slick of scales under the arch of my foot and I felt sure I didn't want to know what it was...it felt so distressingly terrible. I sprang forward off of the cool scaly body of the creature and I more or less leapt into the outhouse in a few strides.
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.. Luke 10:19