Feeding wild animals may not end well. My daughter once tried to feed a cute squirrel in a park. She chatted with him and extended a treat. He danced like a disney creature and finally ran up to grab the food. But he gave her finger a sharp honk with his pointy teeth before running away. Sometimes it’s wise to be cautious.

Speaking of cautious, let’s get back to the wild fox in this photo. In the book of Song of Solomon it says, “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.” Sos2:15

Though this sounds like a pretty piece of poetry Song of Solomon is describing a serious situation.

The little foxes would sneak into the vineyard, camouflaging themselves in the dodgy light of the morning sunrise. So it was difficult for the eyes of the watchman to spot them.

Next the foxes would quickly dig up the roots of the vineyard and eat them.

So, catching the small foxes was an urgent matter. And it required FOCUS. What was true was then is still true today.

What are the small foxes? Anything that goes after your roots. Small, sneaky things.

Someone hurt you and you’re offended. The offense is a fox. Too much television. Social media. Those will go after your roots. All forms of addiction and excess.

Don’t feed the foxes.

Focus.

Catch them.

Keep your vineyard blooming.

Let’s do this.

In His love and mine,

 

Kathleen Dillard

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