Maybe you’ve heard about the church that began to have a problem with squirrels entering their church building. No one could figure out how the furry little varmints were getting in, and they were becoming quite a nuisance. The squirrels distracted the worshipers for two Sundays in a row before they called a pest control expert to deal with the problem.
The exterminator captured all the squirrels and drove them 10 miles away, where he released them into the woods. However, the squirrels were back in church the very next Sunday! Again the exterminator was called. Once again he rounded up all the squirrels. This time he drove them 20 miles away before releasing them. They were back again the next Sunday!
A wise old deacon came up with a solution to the problem. He called the exterminator again. But this time, when they caught all the squirrels, instead of taking them far away, they baptized them, recorded them as church members and released them right outside the building.
So far, the squirrels haven’t been back. No one really expects them until Christmas, or maybe Easter.
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”—Hebrews 10:25.