Sunday, September 19, 2010
God's Finger Prints
How can someone look around them and not know that God is alive, well and working in our lives? How can they stand there and wonder, even question the existence of God? Can’t they see His fingerprints? Even in the smallest of the small, there they are, God’s fingerprints.
Look to the tiny ant. See how the order of their home is perfect in its workings? They are the perfect example of organization. We can learn much from them. It brings to mind the fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant.
The grasshopper was going about his usual daily business of eating and sleeping in the sun, while the ant worked and toiled to make sure the colony would survive the coming winter. One day the ant said to the grasshopper, “Don’t you see the season is changing? Aren’t you going to fill your larder and make sure your family is provided for?” The grasshopper thought the ant was silly and much to serious, so he replied, “You do your thing and I’ll do mine. I have plenty of time to gather food for later. “
So the tiny ant moved on with his duties and forgot about the grasshopper until one very cold day in mid winter. The ant was working to clear the snow and ice from around the door of the colony and what did he see but that same grasshopper, standing by the door, begging for a handout.
The ant brought the grasshopper some grain and told him to come again the next day and he’d have something to eat, but he would have to keep the doorway to the colony clear of snow and ice to earn his meal. The grasshopper looked at the ant and said, “Had I but listened to you last fall, I’d be warm and well fed now, I will work for my meal.”
The grasshopper learned a very valuable lesson that day. He learned that to shun work and thriftiness was foolish, he also learned that there were others in this world that loved their fellowman and would help them when they were in need. The grasshopper vowed to be like the ant and take care of business as he should from then on.
Now, I realize that I’m not telling the story the “real” way it was originally written, but this is my blog and I’m telling this story! LoL!
The moral of this story is simple; if you go around “doing your thing” and not doing what you know is right, you’ll pay later, a much higher price.
God’s fingerprints were all over that tiny ant as he showed the love of a brother to the foolish grasshopper.
How about you, are God’s finger prints showing on you? Are you taking care of business as you should? Are you thinking about yourself and not others?
Take a moment to look around you and see the needs of those less fortunate than you. Do what you can to help and if there is nothing you can do right now; make a vow to work on helping later. Then God’s finger prints will shine on you too!