Monday, October 14, 2013

"Even the Ants!"

Have you ever lost track of something you really wanted to keep up with?  Your car keys, or the television remote perhaps?  At some point in time, each of us has struggled to keep up with something we would really rather not lose.

I thought of this today as I was standing at a graveside service.  The pastor was preaching and I looked to the ground as he spoke.  Then I spied a tiny ant moving among the blades of grass.  He darted in and out of my vision, busy doing whatever it is that ants do.

I recalled a statement by our dear friend Larry the day before.  Larry was speaking of how the Lord keeps track of every one of His creatures every minute of every day. He mentioned the verse, "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father," (Matthew 10:29.) 

Then Larry went on to say, "Even the ants!"

How many ants might there be right now on the face of the earth?  More than I would care to count, that's for sure.  Yet our Heavenly Father knows the location of each one.  He knows where they have been and where they are going.  And He knows this of each one of His creations.

This should give us great assurance and peace.  This is still the Lord's world and He is still in control of it.  We must trust Him to reveal His eternal purpose in Christ Jesus in and through us and the world in which we live.

Psalms 50:10, 11

For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are Mine.

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