Lawn mole - cartoon image.

Mole Hills

A friend of mine had a real issue. He had built his new office on a beautiful piece of land, and with the lawn in the front well kept; the appearance was one of order. However a problem had arisen.

Molehills began to appear in the yard, and not just one or two. As he gazed from his office window, he watched as his manicured lawn became a playground for destruction.

He described a feeling of helplessness. When he visited with ten people on the subject of getting rid of them, he received ten different answers. All of the remedies he received would allow him to sit comfortably from his desk chair and watch them leave.

But they never did. In fact, like most of us, the ruination had become so extensive that he just decided to give up. But, his heart would stand it no longer. He traveled outdoors with a shovel and decided to wait.

Suddenly, he noticed movement of dirt from one of the mounds. He immediately began to dig and he captured one of the creatures. The tiny six inch animal was now completely helpless as it lay above ground. My friend could only stare in amazement of what this tiny animal was capable of. And by bringing it to the surface, it was powerless.

He immediately knew God was speaking with him. He began to describe the destruction of moles in his own life. The process started just like the beginning of this story. An appearance that all was well. Even believing it himself for awhile.

The sin in his life was burrowing through his heart and life and leaving incredible damage at the surface. Some people told him it would just go away, but it never did. He tried to sit in a comfortable place and ignore it, but his heart could stand it no longer.

He made a trip to the place where it worked, and brought it to the surface. An opportunity to see how something so small could wreck him from the inside out.

He made us all better mole hunters that day. By describing the sin in our own lives, we began to bring them to the surface. We shovel moles in confession to one another. Then God can help us eradicate them.

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
 1 John 1:9 NLT

~ Tom Rogers ~
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