"Snakes, Why Did It Have to be Snakes?": On a Neglected Scourge of the Poor

"Snakes, Why Did It Have to be Snakes?": On a Neglected Scourge of the Poor

Over two-hundred thousand people around the world are killed each year from the deadly venom of a snakebite, and many more hundreds of thousands are injured.  A large majority of these victims occur in subsaharan Africa and Southeast Asia, which are some of the poorest areas on our planet.  As Christians our first response should be compassion for these suffering brothers and sisters around the globe.  As I Corinthians 12: 26 says, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” We are bound together with them in common humanity.