I posted about a bat in my carport a few days ago! Well, they are back. We have bats “hanging out” in our carport.

Don’t misunderstand me when I cite Scripture that say these birds are “unclean” or “detestable” – that’s what the Lord called them because He did not want His children to EAT these birds/rodents/or whatever they are!

The Bible tells us about bats that they are “detestable” birds (Lev. 11:19) AND “unclean” birds to eat (Deut. 14:18). The Lord was protecting His children from eating these winged birds because of the diseases they carry!

“Unclean” doesn’t mean they do not have a purpose. Thankfully, all of God’s creation has a purpose and bats eat mosquitos and other diseased bugs. Bats really help us manage the mosquito population and a blessing from God. God just doesn’t want us to eat bats because He knows their purpose is to be scavengers! God has a purpose for all of His glorious, complex creations!

God is always loving us and protecting us. He knows some people might have been tempted to eat bats, especially years ago or in poverty-driven places.

For me, I like to eat but it’s doubtful I’d ever WANT to eat a bat.

Now, I’ve got to figure out how to give these bats a new home besides our carport. Any ideas?

I like bats and their God-given purpose but I don’t like for them to live at my house. Call me crazy. Actually, you could call me “batty” right about now.

-Mark (when I was a boy, I wanted to be Batman – I think I’ve changed my mind now)