When we had cats as pets, the problem was solved because cats seem to like to catch mice. We are currently cat-less and so even one mouse is a cause for concern.
This winter one small mouse made its way into our home. When we first saw signs (droppings) we struck first by doing all of the right things such as making sure that we left no food out including bread and butter. Little did we know that this war would last for at least two months before we caught him (or her)!
Again nothing worked, so we once again went to the local hardware store and picked up the next level of traps including poison and some food items that claimed that they would kill the mice and even showed pictures of dead mice on the box.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“This also comes from the Lord of hosts, Who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance.” (Isaiah 28:29)
In the morning, much to her surprise, the mouse was captured, the war was over and we had won! (If you want, for a small price, I will tell you which of the traps worked).
As Cathy was cleaning up her home made contraption, she realized that even though this seemed insignificant compared to eternity, this was not outside of the realm of the love of God to us.
He truly cares about the big issues when we need a miraculous deliverance.
And, He cares about the little things that pesters and bothers us as well.
“Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God” (Psalm 146:5)
Now if I could just figure out how to deal with the occasional elephant in the room...
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