How Spider Girl Survived a Bat Attack (A True Story)

0 comments Posted on September 27, 2016

Linda Evans Shepherdby Linda Evans Shepherd

One evening I snapped on the porch light and stepped outside when, unbeknownst to me, a large granddaddy longlegs spider landed on my head.

That’s when I heard a loud flap and saw a bat unfurl its wings as it dropped out of a cubbyhole in the portico and dove at me.  I raised my arm and felt the bat’s velvety softness as it made contact. Somehow, I managed to escape into the house where my son Jim stunned me with the news, “There’s a large spider on your head.”

On instinct, I swatted at my head and was amazed to see a spider fly through the air and land on my son’s chest.

After knocking the spider off my son, I noticed I had tiny welts on my arm from where I’d come in contact with the bat only a few moments earlier.

My son said, “Mom, no arguments. I’m taking you to the ER for rabies shots.”

I have to confess, all these theatrics, as well as rabies shots, could have been avoided if I had taken a broom to the cobwebs I’d seen above my back door earlier that afternoon.

winning-your-daily-spiritual-battlesThe lesson? Bat attacks are a lot like attacks from our enemy, Satan.  To avoid them, sweep away temptations when you see them. It’s as Peter reminded us,  “Stay alert. Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NLT)

Based on a story from Winning Your Spiritual Battles Daily by Linda Evans Shepherd, releasing October 18. (Check out the amazing new cover!)  Linda is a multiple-award winning, bestselling author, a popular speaker and the founder of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.  To read more about Linda Evans Shepherd, go to:


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