Out Foxed

Do you know any city slickers? Maybe you are one. We country folk wonder why city slickers do the things they do and I guess city slickers wonder why we country bumpkins do what we do.

Right now, foxes have invaded our space. Some of the city slickers are worried about what they are eating. “We must give them something to eat.” they say. We say, “They know how to find their own food. Don’t you know they can carry rabies? These foxes aren’t the least bit afraid of humans. This is dangerous.”

Yesterday one of the many foxes sauntered up my sidewalk. I opened the door and banged it a bit to frighten him off. He stared at me, grinned, sat down, yawned, and scratched himself. I got the message.

Those foxes threaten our sweet little country space. That’s what foxes do.

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. (Song of Solomon, 2:15, NIV)

What is ruining your vineyards and vines? What small irritating habits are controlling your life and stirring up the neighbours? Do we dare ask the Lord to point them out and help us change them? Are we feeding them or fending them off?

Prayer – Father God, sometimes we don’t see our lives for what they really are. Point them out to us and help us change. Amen

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