An American woman was killed by a lioness Monday at the Lion Park north of Johannesburg. Although the park rules state that all vehicles must keep their windows rolled up, this car’s windows were down at the time of the attack. The lion apparently poked her head through the open window out of curiosity, then became aggressive when the human occupants of the vehicle reacted in fear. Not only was this woman killed, the driver of the car received serious injuries when he tried to get the lion off his passenger.
The next day proved to be business as usual at the park, although visitors were driving through with all their windows rolled up.
Sometimes it takes a gruesome incident such as this to remind us of the obvious dangers that are around us. Let us never forget that the Bible warns us of spiritual dangers. We must never let down our guard!
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”—1 Peter 5:8.