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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lessons from a Scarecrow – Fences

Psalm 91:2 (NIV)
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

The first thing I noticed was the digging of random holes around the back yard soon to be followed by post being placed into them. After that was time to put up the farm fence and securing it to the post. The funny part was the dogs trying to get into the fenced in area. Around and around they went but they didn’t find a way in. It looks like the garden area will be secure. 

No matter how fond of animals you may be, there is nothing heartwarming about the sight of some furry creature munching away on your garden's bounty. Repellents, traps, and scare devices can help discourage, or fend off, hungry wildlife. But in many cases, especially in rural areas, a fence may be the only effective way to keep marauding mammals away from your landscape plantings and food crops.

Fencing is the only sure-fire way to keep wild and domestic animals out of a prized garden. Although it can be expensive to keep out large animals, such as deer, it may be the only way to protect your garden from costly damage.

The safest place for any child of God is to be in His hands, hiding in His fortress and living within the fence of His grace.

God has graciously given us the ultimate fence of protection through His Word—specifically the 10 commandments that, when followed, prevent many of life’s pitfalls and miseries. So while I’m counting my daily blessings, I should thank God for the fences in my life and remember to keep them in good repair.

Dear Lord, we thank You for the fences that You have given us to protect us. Help us to always keep them in good repair. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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