Holes and Mice

It has been really wet in Oklahoma. We have some ceiling damage at our home and two holes have appeared. In addition to the holes in our ceiling, we have another mice infestation. Another?! I know it sounds weird, but we have a big field behind our house and well, we are a depot for little lost critters. It could be easy to gripe about our circumstance, but I think the best medicine for rough times is to follow Paul’s advice in 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, “pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances…” So, Lord, help me to see past the problems and dwell in your promises to take care of us, and that you would never leave us nor forsake us.

I want to take this story of the ceiling and the mice a different direction. We don’t expect holes to show up in our homes nor do we generally anticipate mice invading our home. But, what if the holes and mice were living metaphors for other things that we let invade our lives? Like greed, jealously, envy, bitterness, sensuality, etc? Holes and mice are representative of leaving our souls untended, symptomatic of a bigger problem, aka a life of selfish indulgence.

Okay, maybe I am stretching it a bit here, but when you are looking for God in every situation, sometimes you just can’t help it!

Advertisements

About Jason Retherford

The random musings of a youth minister.
This entry was posted in Helpful Places. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s