It Was a Boa

>> Thursday, October 3, 2019

I stood in line at Starbucks in the Barnes and Noble store.  Ahead of me were two more people and then a woman with a very strange scarf around her neck.  The design had a print that looked like a Boa.  I was trying to analyze how that matched her clothing when it moved.  

It was a Boa.  

I was no longer standing in line.  I removed myself a safe distance away and bravely looked at her again.  The snake was around her neck, her waist and around one leg.  It kept moving.  A lady came to stand beside me and said, “That’s why I got out of line.  Why do they let her stay in here?”  

I had no answer.  

That Barnes and Noble is attached to a mall.  After she received her drink, that’s where she headed.  I could only imagine the double takes she received.  Maybe that was what she was after.  

Later that evening, I was watching a television program that had been enjoyable during the previous season. As the program progressed, my mind kept returning to the Boa.  This show had looked okay to me before.  But I began to get a feeling that just maybe it was not an okay program to watch.  

The Boa was moving.  I needed to back off.  

The program had been recorded, so I pushed pause.  I pondered the premise of the show, the focus, the goal it had in mind.  Just as I had realized the Boa around that lady’s neck was real, I suddenly faced the realization that I was watching a snake in my TV room.  As a Christ-follower, I could not continue to watch.  

I deleted the show.  

As our world gets crazier and more immoral, I believe it is going to require us to become more aware of the insidious techniques of evil that have invaded our culture.  It may look innocent enough, but perhaps the hidden agenda contains a scheme to do harm to our moral fiber.  

It’s up to us to remain vigilant.  

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.”  Proverbs 4:23 (ESV)


Rita Garcia October 3, 2019 at 6:09 PM  

I would've moved away from the Boa, too. scary.

I agree with you about being aware of what we allow into our minds. I like the analogy of the snake in my TV room. Great blog post. A needed reminder for sure.

Joy Bach October 4, 2019 at 12:41 PM  

Thank you Rita. I always appreciate your comments.

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