I Samuel 7:12
"Then samuel took a stone... and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, hitherto hath the LORD helped us."
Monday, March 26, 2012
Of Mice, Rocks, & Bricks
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Today, I got to clean out the nest of three mice who had moved into our goat supply shed. Maybe more, but I didn't take the time to check. In order to keep me company and help me live through cleaning up this scary mess I took along my three youngest siblings on the adventure of the epic, "Who Can Find the Mouse Game". Eventually, the clean up became a wonderful object lesson as I showed Judah (5), Havilah (5), and Benjamin (3) how mice build their houses out of shredded up trash.
"Shiloh, there is a glove!" Benjamin announced to which I replied, "Yes, the mouse went and took that out of the trash and put it in his house. Are we supposed to live in trash?" Havilah answered with a very solemn, "No." Finally after cleanning a bit more, Judah announced: "Shiloh, when I get married, I am going to build my house out of rocks and bricks and more rocks and bricks!"
Moral of the story according to the 5 year old:We should live in houses built of rocks and bricks... not trash.