March 07, 2007

Another bat...

And it wasn't really exciting this time. Just annoying...and quite traumatizing for Jacob, I think. He's the one who discovered it and immediately started crying. Then he ran to me in the other room and bumped into my front teeth and hurt his forehead!

Robert was much quicker and this time it was only 2 or 3 minutes to capture him...and this time he got a bullet in his head. No humane letting loose for us!

As I said, Jacob was quite upset this time. He was getting ready for bed (after our rude interruption) and he said, "I'm just scared of bats. I don't like them in my house." I was thinking we should pray with him before we put him in bed. He was obviously thinking the same thing. He said, "I think we should pray so I can be brave." Here's his prayer...

"Dear Jesus, please help me be brave of the bat. And please help Daddy get it fast and catch it. And please help it stay away. And please help me be brave of the bat. Thank you for keeping me safe and not letting any more bats come. In Jesus name, Amen."

It's so good to know that he knows he can count on God's help! Not sure how the conversation will go if God does allow another bat, but we'll pray for wisdom if that happens!!

5 comments:

CandaceC said...

Awww, so precious! Jacob's prayer, not the bat! So sorry y'all had another bat! That is getting kind of creepy! What a blessing though --- in a bat of all things, to hear your child's earnest prayers! :)

Valerie said...

What is up with these bats? Have you all figured out how they are getting in? I would be so freaked out!

Kjirstin said...

Okay, first off - Jacob's prayer, so cute! Secondly, where are they coming from!? At least Robert was home to get it!

Mom said...

Ditto to all the other comments, and I'll be praying about how to handle it if God says "no"!

Robert SHOT it??? with what? and how did he get it to be still so he could?

I think I'll order a BIG heavy duty mosquito netting for when we come down!

Nana said...

Oh, what a beautiful prayer. Nothing touches my heart like the simple prayer of a child. Can't you just see God smiling down on Jacob during that prayer. :) Just look at what came out of the bat's visit! He is quite the artist too!