My all time favorite musical that I can watch literally a dozen times or more is “Little Shop of Horrors”, you know. The musical with Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and the singers we know from shows like “Martin” and “Everybody Hates Chris”.
This post isn’t about them.
It is about Audrey II, the man-eating plant from outer space that Seymour(Moranis) ended up feeding blood to.
Let me back up a bit…Seymour does not know the plant is from outer space until much later. To him it was a cute, small flower.
The plant was tiny at first, but with constant feeding, he thirsted for more blood, more blood, more human flesh. And poor Seymour had to go out and get the “food” for his little pet and lo and behold-
Audrey II grows big and strong.
A monster living in the shop and no one knows its true nature. However Seymour becomes popular overnight and people are killed just to feed a hungry plant.
What is the lesson here?
In Song of Solomon 2:15, it reads: “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.”(KJV)
The small foxes.
Whatever the passage may mean, after reading it- I take it as something small that can potentially grow huge…and deadly and spoil the vine.
Small foxes in the church could be a little gossip here. A little cold shoulder there. A sprinkle of covetousness. A dash of cold hate.
Just small things here and there that are not questioned or fully addressed.
Same thing for communities, homes- anywhere. It is not the big things we should question(all the time), guard your hearts against those things that whisper darkness. Those things that seem innocent but require your “blood”.
When Jesus already shed his blood for us. “We need blood and He has more than enough”
The Lord has more than enough blood for us.
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