Monday, August 3, 2009

The beauty of the Ant

The other day walked by an ant hill and my first response was to cover the hill with my feet. For some reason I decided to take a closer look and I discovered one single ant left outside the now-closed hill. This ant began to take a single grain of sand at a time away from the covered hill in order to reopen the passage way. It was an instant epiphany! This ant was not taking any orders. It was not taking time to decide if it wanted to do the job that I gave it. It was not working for any perceived future reward. It was doing what it was wired to do with all diligence.

"Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise..." (Proverbs 6:6)


  1. I love how all of creation is a reminder about God and His truth! My pastor will mention similar examples of how every day things, or things in creation, remind Him of God and how he ought to be a better Christian.

    In this case, the ant ... such an example to us about how we ought to be diligent workers, and avoid the temptation to be lazy.

    Thanks for the post bro! And welcome to the blogosphere =)

    Case of Base

  2. Really great post. It's short and simple, but it was potent.

    I can't wait to read more of your thoughts.