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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Parable of the Mouse

A mouse looked through the crack
in the wall to see the farmer and
his wife open a package.

What food might this contain ?
The mouse wondered - - -

He was devastated to discover it
was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard,
the mouse proclaimed the warning:

'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!'

The chicken clucked and scratched,
raised her head and said,

'Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern
to you, but it is of no consequence to me.
I cannot be bothered by it.'

The mouse turned
to the pig and told him,

'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!'

The pig sympathized, but said, 'I am
so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there
is nothing I can do about it but pray.
Be assured you are in my prayers.'

The mouse turned to the cow and said

'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!'

The cow said, 'Wow, Mr. Mouse.
I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose.'

So, the mouse returned to
the house, head down and dejected,
to face the farmer's mousetrap . . alone.

That very night a sound was heard
through out the house -- like the sound of a
mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see
what was caught. In the darkness,
she did not see it was a venomous
snake whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife.

The farmer rushed her to the hospital,and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer
took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued,
so friends and neighbors came to
sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came for her funeral,
the farmer had the cow slaughtered to
provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from
his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone
is facing a problem and think it
doesn't concern you,
remember ----
when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.
We are all involved in this journey called life.
We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.




(Thanks to my Dad for passing along this story)

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NLT

6 thoughts:

Carrie said...

This is a really great story!!!! I enjoyed it, and the pic you have with it too!

Denise said...

Oh so true........ I am reminded of the story where Jesus was asking them why they did not feed HIM when HE was hungry or visit HIM when HE was sick or cloth HIM when HE was naked... We never saw you hungry and sick and naked they said...... "When you have not done it to the least of these you have not done it to me.........!!"

We need to be reminded that we are to give.. Time, food , clothing, love ... It is the law of Christ...

Lavonda Pflug said...

I love it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Darlene said...

I love this! I have heard some of it...but not all of it before. I love one soooo much better!
Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Thank you for this story. Too ofteh, we get caught up in our own world and forget about the pain and/or problems of others. God Bless you.

Brook said...

I love this story too! May I please share it on my blog?

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