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Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hello, Mr. Bee!

I was amazed this early evening as I sat on my deck and enjoyed reading a book while hearing the water stream down the brook, soft music playing inside my home, birds chirping, the sun coming out and the wind blowing after a very hot and humid morning.  I felt like I was on vacation!  I noticed a couple big, fat, plump bumble bees.  I wondered if there was a hive nearby.  I saw them earlier as they actually hovered outside my sliding door.  And yes, this bee continued to do so.  He faced inside like he was looking into my living room.  "Hello, Mr. Bee!"  I said from my seat.  I felt oddly fond of this big bee, and not afraid.  He would hover a bit near me as well, as if to check me out.  I enjoyed his company.  He seemed to mean me no harm.  

I was in awe of his large body and small wings, remembering things I learned about bees, and how amazing it is that their wings can carry such a huge body around.  I began to whistle, "Mary Had a Little Lamb," because I thought I remembered learning that they enjoyed to hear people whistle.  As I heard the beautiful music coming from inside my living room, and sensing that the bee was attracted to my home because he kept coming back and hovered while he looked inside, I thought how love dwells here.  Could this bee sense it?  I don't know, but I liked to think so.  He may have been attracted to the beautiful music as well.  I've learned that plants grow toward classical music and away from rock music.  Maybe bugs can sense music vibes also.

I watched his wings go so incredibly fast as he hovered.  Then he darted off, going in one direction, and then quickly changing courses.  At one point the two bees collided, which startled me, but then they dove or fell downward.  I didn't see them again, so hopefully they didn't kill each other.  I took pictures of my deck to try to give you a sense of what this moment was like.  No bees, but it was cooling down for the evening so maybe their gallivanting was over.

I came inside and read from 1 Corinthians 1, and it caused me to think about the bee.  In verses 27-31, it says, 

"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."
We may be just ordinary people, but God will use us for His honor and glory.  What a privilege!  We don't have to be sad when we aren't great and mighty in the world's eyes.  We can just shine His love to those around us, and draw people to Christ.  When there is less of us, then there is more of Him.  John the Baptist said, " He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30).
God created the bee, and it still amazes me when I see one.  Seems like an insignificant creation, but it does much for the world.  So can we.


  1. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized biological families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this very interesting statistic. I'm definitely a fan of bumble bees. Not yellow jackets or killer bees, but this was definitely a big, fat, friendly, somewhat curious bee!

    2. ...and if he comes back, I'm going to try to take his picture and I'll post it.