Sermon Illustrations

I have had the privilege of working in a vineyard and do concur with King Solomon over these little foxes that are ruining the vineyards. I had been employed in a horticultural farm where I supervised in the production of passion fruits amongst other horticultural crops. The farm was very large and therefore there was need for ample security to guard against thieves and wild animals from attacking the orchard. The company invested heavily in security so as to ensure they checked the opportunity cost. Did this help much? Fruits were destroyed not by thieves or wild pigs or hippos but by squirrels. The armed guards kept large wild animals at bay but could not curtail the destructive squirrels which could easily hide within the vines. The squirrels made sure that they destroyed only the ripe fruits destined for the export market. The pests were so destructive because they could hide so easily within the branches as they go on enjoying the export fruits.