Sunday, April 17, 2005


Did you ever watch an ant traveling down a road, carrying a load twice its size, more than its weight, at a steady gate exceeding the speed that you'd expect from that tiny insect?

As you watched this bug lug its load you'd not believe your eyes that a creature of such small size could tote its prize with such apparent ease. You'd expect to hear it gasp and wheeze, groan and moan, see its knees go slack with this weight on its back. But mighty ants pursue what they must do to feed their greedy colony.

An ant will never say "I can't" if he or she spies a plant or a piece of cheese, a slice of meat or something sweet that requires transportation back to the ant plantation. The population, as you'd expect, of this speck of God's creation keeps on growing and there's no knowing or sign showing if or when it will be again on the decline.

Manufacturers of insecticides have tried to rectify the situation. They've tried starvation, constipation, stunted sexual stimulation, mass annihilation, but in spite of every innovation to induce elimination the ants continue to produce through enhanced romance that always leads to copulation.

Pesky as ants can be, God created them assiduously to fill a need only He can see. What can that be? Ants don't enhance the economy. They don't contribute like the honey bee to a sweet treat for you and me. They pick picnics to invade maliciously. And ant always get into plants and peoples pants.

So what do ants to benefit the human race? Certainly they must have their place. "Maybe," God said, "like other creations and infestations, like the fly and flea, and thou and thee, I'll turn them free and later decree what their purpose ought to be.

No matter what mankind might do to kill them they will be here still.
Because, as the Bible says, it is God's will.