Do You Act More Like an Ant Than A Christian?

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photo from Rajan’s Bog

Sometimes the activities of man  remind me of ants. Ants scurry about, eyes trained on the ground, fixated solely their own tiny society. Often this narrow view-point leads to disastrous results, with whole colonies wiped out of existence when the macrocosm surrounding them crashes into their little world. It is impossible to communicate with an ant. Any offer of help frightens them because anything that intrudes into their microcosm is a threat.ground before them, hauling loads of food that are bigger than they are. They are completely oblivious to the world around them.

I have often thought that much our life resembles the life of an ant. I run around busy with tasks, keeping my nose to the  proverbial grindstone, oblivious to the realities of the rest of human society never mind the universe. When nature or the Spirit tries to break through to help me, I panic, feel threatened and run away, returning to labour in my little microcosmic prison where I feel safe. My earnest striving is counter productive because it isolates me from larger realities that surround me.

Fortunately, God was and is creative enough to find ways to reach us. He only needs a sliver of an opening in my heart, a quick glance in His direction or a fleeting thought to make a connection with me. In fact God became one with all of us, in a sense he became the equivalent of an ant, so he could speak, touch, love and become visible to”ants” on earth

3 thoughts on “Do You Act More Like an Ant Than A Christian?

  1. What a brilliant post. It puts our humanity in context compared to Our God Almighty.

    How dare we, as humans, to question God and to try to understand Him in our limited human way when all along, even our greatest minds, cannot possibly begin to comprehend Him.

    Thank you, Melanie, for this enlightening and thought-provoking post.

    Thank you too for visiting my Blog. I hope you enjoy my latest book. Please tell others about it.

    God bless.


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