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Imagine a rat.
A cute, furry, pet rat.
Now, that rat is picked up.
It sits for a minute...
But that rat will eventually want out.
The rat squirms
the rat wiggles
the rat tries to bite
but the hand holds it there still.
Unable to move, it gives up.
Then, the other hand raises to pet the rat.
the rat is happy.
The rat is no longer scared.
the rat feels at home.
the rat couldn't be more at peace.

Now, who is that rat?
...that rat is you.
...that rat is me.

Who's hands are holding the rodent?
...easy.
...those hands are God's.
--Christianity isn't always going to be easy. But you will find, even through the hard times, after the storm passes, you feel safe, because you are in God's hands.


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DaniilEst Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I'm not really into poetry, but this is pretty good.
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Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, that's rather sweet! :aww:
Nice to see rats portrayed in a positive light for a change, too!
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:iconyani-senpai:
Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks much!
Yeah, it is nice. ^^
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
Great metaphors! (And I love rats!) :) God bless!
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:iconyani-senpai:
Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!! (Rats are such great animals, neh?) Same to you!

And thank you for the collection!
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
(Rats are cute, smart rodents! It really does make me wonder why some people are afraid of them or think they are ugly and such... So misunderstood.)

Np! :)
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:iconyani-senpai:
Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the whole reason my dad wouldn't let me have on as a kid. He thought they were gross.

Almost like pit bulls, but he LOVES those. XD
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
Awww, I never got one for a pet either. My parents were both skeptical too. (That, and they didn't want any smells inside the house, lol).

LOL! Funny, considering that dogs also lick their behinds. :XD: And then they try to lick someone's face...!
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:iconyani-senpai:
Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that may have had something to do with it.

Ha, yeah.
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Zodey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
It looks so much like my harry potter OC's rat! and I might be getting a rat I can't wait!!!
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:iconyani-senpai:
Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NEITHER CAN I!! I'D LOVE TO SEE IT!! ^^
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Zodey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
It's black anND WHITE. AND THE CUTEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN!!
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Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWWWWW~~~~
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Zodey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
I know, but it's probley not that one because it's already full grown and it probley wasn't trained at all because it's at a pet store, but my grandma knows a rat breeder!
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Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaw! I dun care, I just wanna have a place I can go to to play with rats. XD
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Zodey Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
I know.
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JutsuGal1208 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I'm not really a believer in God, but even I think this is AWESOME!!!!!!!
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Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I will attempt to profess to you, then. It's a bit harder to do over the internet, but I suggest you take a look at #christians. I assure you. There is nothing better than the love of God.
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JutsuGal1208 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I've been through Catholic School, so I'm good on the explianations.
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Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Is that the reason you don't much care for it? (I'm not trying to drive you away. Please don't take it that way.)
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JutsuGal1208 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Don't worry. And yeah, that's kinda the reason. I guess a part of me still kinda believes, but it's dwindleing.
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Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
May I suggest finding a non denominational Christian church? That is the kind I go to, and I find those who are Catholic are more prone to losing faith in God. It's sad, but true.
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JutsuGal1208 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
I'll think about it, thx ^^
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Yani-Senpai Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And if you decide not to, it's okay. I'm here to talk to you if you want it. ^^

I'm a youth leader, so this comes naturally to me. Sorry. ^^;
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