Willohroots


Unwanted Holy Week Visitors
April 11, 2009, 12:48
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WARNING, THIS IS A POST ABOUT VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT.

READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.  THE WAR IS ON!

Unwanted intruder seeks nuts at Dayspring

Unwanted intruder seeks nuts at Dayspring

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.

 

Could be beavers, but more likely squirrels.

Could be beavers, but more likely squirrels.

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! 

 

Dayspring,  hand over the peanutbutter, or else!

Dayspring, hand over the peanutbutter, or else!

Lord save us from The wild beasts! 

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Don’t be too sure of your victory.
I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children’s peanut butter, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your [high] ways shall be desolate.
(Taken from the ASV – Authorized Squirrel Version of The Bible, Lev.26:22)

Comment by Rocket J. Squirrel

Willohroots does not recognize the ASV [Authorized Squirrel Version] translation. Bad Squirrel!

Comment by willohroots

It’s bad enough that there is a large sports arena out in Texas entertaining the goats…..now we got squirrel”s!

Comment by Ike

Will,
I love this post. I am going to have to get my dad to come and read it now, as we give him a lot of teasing about squirrels. I pray that you win your battle against flesh and blood of a furry kind.

Comment by jeofurry

*snicker*
Be careful or you could wind up like this.

Comment by Shawn W

I forgot the Ray Stevens song! I have a few in church that need a rodent revival, could be a good thing!

Comment by willohroots

I hope the squirrels read your blog making it easier on everyone.

Comment by Mike

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I pray that the folks at PETA do not read your blog.

Actually, I’ll pray that they start!

Comment by theoldadam

This blog made me laugh and reminded me of our squirrel critter that chewed through the screen, chewed part of the fiberglass molding, and left footprints on our counter before leaving the kitchen. Thanks for helping us not take ourselves too seriously all the time.

Comment by musingsofastrongblackwoman

To do all that chewing there must have been some good cooking in that kitchen! You sure are right, we need to not get too serious.

Comment by willohroots

That’s great! Refreshing. I hope the battle goes in your favor. Keep us updated from the frontlines.

Comment by Steve

I think other woodland creatures may join with squirrel forces . The following link shows reaction.http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=12876396

Comment by Mike

Hilarious.

Comment by Rob

most baptist churches would just add them to the rolls.

Comment by graceshaker

Not unless they were willing to get baptized first.

Comment by jeofurry

The small red squirrels try hiding pine cones where I don’t want pine cones. They chewed a hole in an expensive boat cover in my barn. 11 of them are no more thanks to my double barrel 16 gage.

Comment by Jason




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