Living in Western North America, the grasshopper mouse is a wolf wrapped in cuteness. This creature is not only carnivorous, it’s a tough opponent. It stalks its prey as stealthily as a cat and then has the audacity to howl triumph over its victims. Despite being just over five inches, it has an audible howl to human ears. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E35OMfL4A4 Yet, despite its diminutive size and lovable appearance, it can be deadly.
At first, some things we encounter may appear darling. Then in an instant they can become deadly—spiritually or physically.
Have you chosen a movie that seemed lighthearted and then after a few scenes, you are inundated with a vision you didn’t expect and didn’t really want? Start watching a TV series and get blasted with harsh language? A book that appears to be worthy of reading disintegrates to descriptions of things you picture vividly but wish you hadn’t? Everyday we encounter wolves wrapped in cuteness.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) Filtering and editing what we put in our hearts effects us spiritually and often times, physically. Has a bloody movie scene made you nauseated? A commercial made you cry?
Sometimes hitting the off or delete button is an important choice.
- Howling Mouse – National Geographic Society (itunes.apple.com)