Tonight, Gregorio was preaching about God's faithfulness, sharing from Psalm 117.
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Afterwards, the housemothers told us the reason for the screaming - a 3 foot cobra had been found on the front porch of one of the children's cottages. It was raised up, trying to climb the wall and go through the window!
Luckily, a housmother saw it and called the guard. Alfred killed it immediately.
It seems so ironic to me that all this was happening while we were being reminded of God's faithfulness. All 30 children were there, playing, running, eating, laughing - all within striking distance of the cobra. But God is faithful. No one was hurt, no one was bitten. God is faithful always. Always.
The faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.