you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
for you are my refuge
A review on The Lion and the Mice’s Story
A small mouse crept up to a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion’s ears, his long whiskers and his great mane.
“Since he’s sleeping,” thought the mouse, “he’ll never suspect I’m here!”
With that, the little mouse climbed up onto the lion’s tail, ran across its back, slid down its leg and jumped off of its paw. The lion awoke and quickly caught the mouse between its claws.
“Please,” said the mouse, “let me go and I’ll come back and help you someday.”
The lion laughed, “You are so small! How could ever help me?”
The lion laughed so hard he had to hold his belly! The mouse jumped to freedom and ran until she was far, far away.
The next day, two hunters came to the jungle. They went to the lion’s lair. They set a huge rope snare. When the lion came home that night, he stepped into the trap.
He roared! He wept! But he couldn’t pull himself free.
The mouse heard the lion’s pitiful roar and came back to help him.
The mouse eyed the trap and noticed the one thick rope that held it together. She began nibbling and nibbling until the rope broke. The lion was able to shake off the other ropes that held him tight. He stood up free again!
The lion turned to the mouse and said, “Dear friend, I was foolish to ridicule you for being small. You helped me by saving my life after all!”
(We could pick a lot of lessons in this fable however I will relate it to the verse above)
When we are being caught by the trap of this world’s wickedness, being surrounded by unrighteousness and all forms of ungodliness, do not think of going with the flow because you think there is no way out. Just like the lion that was saved by the mice, we’ve got our Lord, our Savior, and our refuge, who will find a way for us to escape this wicked world.
Not because many are doing it means it is just the right thing to do. Poverty may be one of the reasons why statistics shows an increase in crimes here in the metro. It is the reason why burglars and snatchers exist. However, there are indigent people out there who out of poverty still look for a noble job even if it will just satisfy their meal for a day. They opted to do what is good even if their tummies are empty than be satiated using money they didn’t earn.
As I have said, God will find a way out. Just trust Him and you will never be put to shame. Think twice and do not easily succumb to temptations–think of the story of the lion and the mice.