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Bugs (Written by Tim Klink of Prison Discipleship Ministry)

Genesis 1:24 
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”


I was sitting in our kitchen, next to an entire wall of windows which looks out upon our back yard as well as a small field beyond our property. As I was watching the clouds roll by, and the sparrows that eat at the feeder, I noticed a small bug making his way across the window sill. It seemed as though he was on a mission, which I assumed was to get beyond the glass somehow. His entire being was no larger than a pin head, but he had some very detailed markings on his body, and his tiny legs must have been moving at a great pace for his size.

Normally, when we see a bug in our houses we simply dispatch it and think nothing more of it. But have you ever paused for a moment to think of all of the “engineering” that went into that tiny “creeping thing” that allows it to move in the direction that it desires? That small created thing has a multitude of functioning systems that all work perfectly as its Creator intended. It serves a purpose in God’s creation, otherwise God would not have wasted His time creating it, and allowing it to reproduce after it’s own kind. The ability to reproduce within that small body is a testimony to the greatness of the God who created it.

Bugs serve a great purpose that most of us of “higher intelligence” simply are too busy to occupy our thoughts with. God designed them to remove things that are decaying such as tree limbs that have fallen to the ground. They pollinate flowers and help them to be productive. I still have not figured out God’s purpose for mosquitos but I am certain it is for more than aggravation because God created them.

In the verse above take notice of the contrast of living creatures that God presents. “Cattle” represents the very large, and “creeping thing” are the smallest of God’s creation. But they all have one ultimate purpose, and that is to show us God’s power in the large things as well as the details of our lives. If God can do all of that, He certainly can take care of you and me whom He loves greatly.