I learned from Wikipedia that male moles are called “boars”, females are called “sows” and a group of moles is called a “labour”. Their front paws are larger for digging and have an extra thumb next to the regular thumb. A mole’s diet is primarily earthworms and grubs.
Shrews look similar to moles but are smaller, have smaller front paws and unlike the mole are occasionally above ground. Both moles and shrews are solitary mammals except during mating season. Voles are slightly larger than moles, look more like a mouse, are primarily above ground and unlike moles or shrews are social and may be present in large numbers.
Now that you and I know more about moles, voles and shrews than we ever really needed you should know that I detest all of them. This morning, I came across a mole on a sidewalk in town. I could have stomped on it, but spared the mole only because I did not want to get my shoe bloody.
Why the vengeance against moles?
They have turned our struggling yard into a spongy mess wherever you walk by their network of tunnels burrowed. Just when I think that they have damaged our yard enough and have left to go damage our neighbor’s yard, I discover they have simply moved to a new area of our yard.
I have talked to enough people who have told me of their unsuccessful efforts to trap them and have not wasted my time trying. Others have rid their yard of moles by baiting them only to have them return the next year. So, I have done nothing except increase my dislike of moles.
Sometimes, I deal with sin the same way I deal with moles. I detest my sin, but have heard of other people’s failure to eliminate that sin from their lives so I do nothing. The Bible tells me that the best way to eliminate sin from your life is to love God and cling to Him.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Today, surround yourself with the presence of the Lord and the burrows of sin damaging your life will be eradicated.