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WARNING, THIS IS A POST ABOUT VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT.
READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. THE WAR IS ON!
We have had an open door policy at Dayspring, but that may need to change. All God’s creatures moan for His coming ,Romans 8:22 “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now”, but some will need to moan outside. I received a call from a woman cleaning the church that said,”We have a problem”. Being a bit PTSD [see post], images of fire, flood and attack raced through my mind. “Something is eating the windows.” Instantly I knew the culprit, the squirrels are back.
The church that sprung from Wyoming Valley Baptist, was built by SBC volunteers. God love these people. They came in their R.V.’s and stayed a week, ripping out the bar / shoestore combination,[ weird already, right?] and leaving a really nice church building in their wake. This was 25 years or so ago and if they had any error it was to assume that the church building would be finished by those the church was given to. It really never was. Small things like finishing around the eves was never completed. Since I have been in the pulpit there has always been more important things to do. This lack of attention to details somehow allows squirrels to get in, but not out. We had the same thing last year, a squirrel entered and then spent weeks of escape attempts but died in the effort.
Once again we have a visitor, more accurately an invader as visitors rarely chew our woodwork. Our Anderson windows now look like this.
I tried to trap them, but the old hunter’s saying, “you must be smarter than your prey”, defeated me. I was feeding it/them. Now the strategy is to leave the window open so that he ,she, or them may simply leave. The problem with this is that one or more may enter, perhaps in hope of peanut butter filled traps, or feeding stations as they may be known in squirreldom.
Many Christians I know try to see a ‘sign’ in all around them. Does this mean Dayspring is full of nuts? Or Squirrels? Most of us are a bit squirrely as judged by the world, but God loves us anyway. Does this mean we are at war with nature? We try to be earth friendly, but yes we do use styrofoam cups.
These invaders need to learn a biblical lesson, they can not win! We shall be victorious! Gen. 1:26
|And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
We shall be victorious! The war is on!
Lord save us from The wild beasts!
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