Last Thursday, myself and Natalie visited some friends of ours from church called Tim &
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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