It's not only Friday, but also the first day of May! Yippppeeee! Time to write for five minutes on one word. No editing. Post it. Link it up at Kate's Five Minute Friday. Visit the link before yours and leave behind a word of encouragement. Today's word is DOOR. Ready? Set? WRITE!
Last night while praying with my youngest, I heard some odd noises in the kitchen. Stepping out of her room, I went over to the wall to turn on the lights in the kitchen and saw the cat pawing in the corner. Coming closer, I saw that he was playing with a mouse and I responded as I usually do when startled — with a scream and a shout — "MOUSE IN THE HOUSE!"
My youngest daughter's bedroom door slammed shut at my battle cry and another daughter came running to the kitchen. As we were quickly plotting a strategy to catch it, the cat's play turned into the mouse racing down the hallway....AND....miraculously slipping under the bedroom door of my youngest daughter which was followed by a continuous screaming.
We launched into the room and immediately began searching every nook and cranny to find the mouse. Absolutely no success. We pulled out everything under her bed — a great reminder that THIS is definitely an area that needs spring cleaning! — and still no mouse. No mouse under the dresser. No mouse that could be spotted inside her closet. A lost mouse making it a scary place for a little girl to sleep. So, I gathered up a mouse trap to place in her bedroom, closed the bedroom door, and completely covered the space under the bedroom door so there could be no escape. And we all went to bed with my youngest sleeping with mom.
Thinking about it this morning, there's a great spiritual lesson that has often proven true in life. Don't slip under a door that God has closed in your life. You'll find yourself lost and in a scary place.