Thanks for visiting today! This is another story my mama told me of her childhood adventures.
Growing up in rural North Carolina during the 1920's, my mama was the middle child of three girls. They lived right across the road from the church they attended all their life. I've heard many thrilling stories of the church services, activities and community "gatherings" she attended as a child. She told me they were at the church "every time the door was open." Now, that's dedication!
Her parents were devout and their children were raised to follow the ways of Christ. Mama said "I knew there was a devil, because I learned about him in church, but, I had never seen him." Now, for a child, other that what the Bible says, she had no idea of what he looked like. That is where that "little girl imagination" comes in.
One day, she and her sisters were playing outside, possible in their "pretend" playhouse under the grapevine arbor. As they were playing, they began to hear, in the distance - coming down the dirt road a loud roaring noise. As it got closer, they could see a huge, horrible looking creature which Mama, recognized immediately, as "the Devil." She grabbed her two sisters and went screaming into the house where their mama calmed their fears.
Upon further investigation, "the Devil" was a huge road scraper machine that came by cleaning out the ditches along the dirt road. Mama's "little girl imagination" got the better of her that day, but she practiced, in her childlike way, what we are supposed to do when we encounter evil - run from it! "Resist the devil and he will flee" James 4:7 (my paraphrase)
I hope you enjoyed this story my Mama told me of her childhood. Stay tuned for more.