Sunday, February 21, 2010

You just can't reason with a wasp!

Before church a few weeks ago, as Jon and I got the kids into the car, this wasp came out of nowhere and got right in my face. Jon laughed as I shrieked and danced around trying to avoid it though it seemed bent on getting to me! I am absolutely terrified of anything with a stinger! I escaped into the drivers side door, since that was the closest open one, as I announced to Jon, "I guess I am driving today!" Jon was still chuckling to himself about my little panic attack and dance to get away from this tiny insect when he got into the car, and only laughed at me harder when I said, "That will teach me for wearing such a bright yellow shirt!". He explained to me, still humored by my ignorance, that wasps are territorial and they aren't attracted to bright colors as bees may be. Then we left for church and moved on with our day, though I still can't help but hurry to get in the car ever since for fear that wasp may come and find me again someday!
Now sometimes in my mind I can go off on crazy thought spirals, for some of the silliest things. And I often sit back and marvel at this wonderful, intricate and crazy world that God made, and all the creatures He put in it. So after my experience dealing with the wasp and having Jon explain to me that it is territorial, my thought process started getting out of hand again. I thought, Well so are we as humans, and we were here first, so the wasp needs to be the one to go! Doesn't she know that she's the one who built her nest on a human built structure??!! Now I am not crazy, and I didn't seriously expect the wasp to realize this and leave me alone for good, but it soon had me marveling at God's plan and creation.
As humans, we are the ONLY creatures capable of truly reasoning with our thoughts. Now some people may argue that dogs or chimps can, but truly their skills don't go beyond learned habits and instincts. Dogs just know after so long, if they sit when we say that word, they may get a treat. Dogs don't go on to think about if they really want one, or if they should save it for later because lunch time is approaching, or maybe not have it at all because they are watching their figure. God didn't give them the ability to think logically like we do, if He had, maybe they would've learned to only chase the mailman at the beginning of the month when the bills start pouring in! You just can't reason with dogs, wasps, or any other creature on this planet!
I don't know about you, but I find it so amazing to think God made us so unique among all His wonderous creations. I don't want to even venture a guess as to how many other species share this earth with us, but we alone have the ability to love and praise the Lord. We alone have the ability to even begin to fathom His work and His wonder. We alone have the opportunity to one day join Him in heaven. What an amazing God, and what an amazing world He has made for us!
And though I may not be able to reason with the occassional wasp who tries to defend herself and her home from me, I can appreciate the fact that at least I can truly understand this world, and know that God made every bit of it for a reason, even that tiny little wasp.
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth"...God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Genesis 1:27-28 & 31


  1. Amen! Oh the things a little wasp can teach us! I didn't know you had a blog! The pics of Natalie in the other post are soooo cute!

  2. Well I am not as regular or as good about it as you are! I started it a while ago, then I felt discouraged and just let it go. I second guess myself too much, I would start thinking no one is reading it, no one likes my writing or is interested in the things I have to say, and then I lose interest for a little while. Funny because I have blogged about discouragement being a weapon of the devil and I can still feel overtaken by it sometimes knowing its one of his tactics! But I am glad you enjoyed it! I LOVE yours!!


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