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 mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap inthe 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 but she didn’t take the time to pray.”
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 throughout 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 neighbours came to sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.
So, the next time we hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern us,
We 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.
Let People know how important they are to you…
Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry…
Our lives are woven together for a good reason…
So One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a God given friend.
First posted in November 2011 for Jeanne who at that time was my new friend in The Lord, I always like to give a gift and Jeanne had shared a poem about a rat trap… http://womenswindow.com/2011/10/06/ode-to-a-rat-trap/
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