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We are to thank the Lord for everything, in every circumstance. I recall reading about Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, Dutch Christians who hid Jews during the Holocaust. Betsie had a simple faith, and told Corrie to thank the Lord for everything. In one of the concentration camps, Corrie explained that she could thank God for almost everything in their circumstances, but how could she thank God for the lice (I believe it was lice)??
A short time later, the sisters realized that they had the freedom to share Scripture, sing, and minister to the other women in their barracks because the German guards would not come past the entrance. Why? Because there were lice.
While we do not have lice, or fleas, in our home--I thank the Lord for that!!--I thank the Lord today for His amazing creation; namely, all the creatures He created, and yes, even for the ants that for some reason feel welcome inside our home every spring. On the subject of insects, Danny spotted this guy on our window.
God made praying mantises to be able to turn their heads 180 degrees to search for prey. He gave them excellent eyesight, with the ability to see up to 60 feet away!
Their life span is a mere 12 months
A praying mantis can cause us to stop schooling/cleaning/etc., and run outside, or to the window, to inspect and ponder God's amazing creation. Lori, I took pity on you and didn't post spider photos!! :)
I have no Bible verses to share about insects, as they all pertained either to swarms of them, or which ones the Israelites were allowed to eat. Here is one, though, about His creatures in general!
God made the beasts of the earth after their kind,
and the cattle after their kind,
and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind;
and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:25 nasb
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