A Mouse Story

A friend sent this to me, I don’t know to whom the credit goes for writing it, it wasn’t me. I thought it worth putting here for everyone to read. Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burden’s and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Mouse Story
A mouse
looked through the crack
in the wall
to see the farmer and his wife
open a package. “What food
might this contain?”
The mouse wondered –
he was devastated
to discover
it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard,
the mouse
proclaimed the warning. “There is a mousetrap
in the house!
There is a mousetrap
in the house. The chicken clucked
and scratched,
raised her head
and said,
“Mr. Mouse,
I can tell
this is a grave concern to you
but it is of no consequence to me.
I cannot be bothered by it.” The mouse
turned to the pig
and told him,
“There is a mousetrap
in the house!
There is a mousetrap
in the house!”  The pig sympathized,
but said,
“I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
but there is nothing
I can do about it but pray.
Be assured
you are in my prayers.” mThe mouse turned to the cow and said,
“There is a mousetrap
in the house!
There is a mousetrap
in the house!”  The cow said,
“Wow, Mr. Mouse.
I’m sorry for you,
but it’s no skin off my nose.” So, the mouse
returned to the house,
head down and dejected,
to face the farmer’s mousetrap– alone. That very night
a sound was heard
throughout the house —
like the sound
of a mousetrap
catching its prey. The farmer’s wife
rushed to see
what was caught.
In the darkness,
she did not see
it was a venomous snake
whose tail the trap had caught. The snake
bit the farmer’s wife.
The farmer
rushed her to the hospital
and she returned home
with a fever.
Everyone knows
you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup,
so the farmer took his hatchet
to the farmyard
for the soup’s
main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness
so friends and neighbors
came to sit with her
around the clock.
To feed them,
the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife
did not get well;
she died.
So many people came
for her funeral,
the farmer
had the cow slaughtered
to provide enough meat
for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all
from his crack in the wall
with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem
and think it doesn’t concern you, remember —
when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life.  We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.


2 Replies to “A Mouse Story”

  1. Wow! I have never heard that one before. What food for thought that is if we will just do so. Thanks PH. I loved it and want to share it.

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