Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. Zechariah 4:10 NIV
I lay there in the dark, alert and ready to leap out of bed at any given second. The sound of the rat running back and forth on the bed post inches from my head had me frozen in place, immobilized and afraid to breathe. What on earth is he carrying in his mouth with such dedication? I wondered to myself. Back and forth, back and forth. Scratch, scramble, swoosh, slip, patter-patter-patter over my head. Again. And again. He was very busy, and paid me no mind whatsoever.
All of my senses, however, were completely trained upon his every move. I was trying very hard not to scream.