Read on for a black mamba story from our Zambia correspondent. And no, this is not meant to be a parable...
From Ndola, Zambia, where he teaches at the Theological College of Central Africa, David Wegener writes:
While driving back from Lusaka several weeks ago, we were going through a section where there was knee-high grass on either side of the road. All of a sudden, I saw a large snake rearing its head up about a foot and a half off the ground. It was moving its head back and forth as if it was looking to cross the road.
As we passed by, I turned to Terri and said, “Did you see that snake? It looked like a black mamba. Should I go back and run over it?” So I turned the car around on the highway, drove back about one hundred meters, turned around again, made sure all the windows were rolled up and headed toward the snake.
As I ran over it, Terri screamed and the kids shouted when they saw it writhing around on the ground. I had to run over it two more times and then some passersby finished the job with a make-shift spear, a reminder that someday, “the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20).