Who hasn’t had a splinter? It can be annoying as well as irritating. If you’re blessed, you can pull it out with a pair of tweezers. At other times you may need a magnifying glass to see it. Even then you might not find it. You surely can feel it though.
I have been known to take a pair of nail clippers and just cut a tiny area where I know it has found its new home. Don’t worry, this unwanted guest will be given an eviction notice. If it fails to leave, the evacuation plan will be implemented — It will start to get infected. You just thought this little itsy-bitsy splinter was annoying.
Now you have a red tender spot that you don’t dare touch. Good news:The infection usually will flush that foreign body out. Wha-la! I’m healed.
This reminds me of Song of Solomon 2:15, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”
Foxes are beautiful if they are not being a menace to you. They are nocturnal, so they come out at night while we are sleeping and unaware. They love to burrow by the root of the vine, causing the branches and grapes to come under stress and making it difficult to produce good mature fruit. What a sly fox that ole Devil is
Much like little offenses. Funny how we know when someone does us wrong, we know we need to forgive. Yet we tend to ignore those little wrongdoings, sweep them under a rug so to speak. It would behoove us to forgive those as well before we get infected and have crop failure. Don’t we want to get that itsy-bitsy splinter out before we get an infection?