Dragging the trap

Last Thursday, myself and Natalie visited some friends of ours from church called Tim &

Bertie was defeated.

Bertie was not defeated by this.

Nancy. We certainly had an entertaining evening! I look forward to meeting up with friends like Tim & Nancy because there is always guaranteed laughter and this meet up was no exception.

We sat in their living room chatting about life when we heard a snap from the basement.  Tim’s eyes spoke of excitement and achievement as he went down to discover that he had caught another mouse in the trap that he had set!

Well, to be honest, it wasn’t as successful as one might hope. This mouse clearly had a degree in acrobatics and experience in shoplifting. He tried snatching the cheese with his back feet instead of his mouth, but unfortunately, he still lost.

Nonetheless, Bertie has perseverance like no other mouse. He began to drag the trap along the floor, pulling himself with his front legs as if he was a body building mouse champion.

I can almost imagine the conversation with his fellow mice on return…

‘Alright lads…Look at these mouse muscles’
‘Woah…..talking mouse!’ the other replied.

Sadly the evening didn’t get much better for Bertie, but it’s not my place to blog about what happened next. Let’s just say it was a quick, clean disposal that could have been a lot worse.

So talking of body building mice, I came across a bible passage today that I’ve never read before. It has nothing to do with mice, but a lot to do with strength.

‘Seek God and his strength, Seek his presence continually’ 

If you are in need of strength at this time or if you are dragging a painful trap in life – Then seek God and his strength. Seek his presence continually – And perhaps your story will then not end like Bertie the mouse – But God will get you through.

Whether you believe in God or not – I’d like to offer to pray for anyone who reads this blog. Why not email, message, or text me with your request. All requests will be kept confidential. (info@laughingwithtom.co.uk)

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About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores. www.laughingwithtom.co.uk
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