Showing posts with label insects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label insects. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Learning from ANTS








Ants
Not pants
Designer’s ants.
But if that’s where they came from,
All those ants.
Wait!
Before the spray.
Before putting them away.
What can we learn from the Designer’s Ant’s?
Social insect. More then 5,000 species.
Heat-loving. Love the tropics, hate the snow.
Take care of their brood, not out of affection
But because when the young are fed,
The larva secrete a sweet juice loved by adult ants.
This food exchange is called prophylaxis.
But that’s learning about them.
Let’s learn from them.
From the Book of Books.
From the Designer’s Book.
About the Designer’s Ants.
In the Bible
Ants mentioned twice in Proverbs
(6:6-11; 30:25)
Both with regard to the subject of initiative.
Both times with respect to the kind of initiative
That causes an insect or a person to get started,
To self-start, to get the work done now,
While there is time
Before it is too late.
Ants.
Designer ants.
Ants chosen by deign to teach us
That the LORD who made
The ants
Is the LORD who made us.
The same LORD who wants His own,
In obedience to Him,
To get started,
Self-started,
Like the ant.
Not whipped
Not badgered
But like the one who
“…having no captain, overseer or ruler,
provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers
her food in the harvest” (Prov. 6:6-8)