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verses 24-28: “Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: The ants are not a strong folk, But they prepare their food in the summer; The badgers are not mighty folk, Yet they make their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks; The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings’ palaces.”

Many and varied are the wonders God made in the animal kingdom. To man, who somewhat blindly associates power with size at times, it is interesting to see how God uses the smallest or most insignificant of creatures to teach lessons.

2 things come to mind when I read the above passages: in the comic books, among the original members of the Avengers, it was not always the Hulk or Thor or Iron Man who saved the day, but the miniscule forces wielded by Ant-Man and the Wasp. I also recall hearing stories from folks who live out in the country about beavers; I know, beavers and badgers are 2 separate animals, but I associate them for their construction abilities. These country folk would often share how, in order to move a beaver dam, they had to resort to dynamite to blow it up since it was so well constructed and annoyingly (to humans) sturdy!

It can be that way with people too. Jesus didn’t select the most powerful people to be His twelve disciples; for the most part, He selected common, ordinary folk. Even though He is Creator, Jesus (God the Son) showed us how He longs to have that relationship with us again, like it was in the Garden of Eden, before sin entered in. We all have value to God, no matter how big or small we are. Jesus paid our price so that we can have eternal life with Him. It is people who put labels on others, not God.

Something to think about.

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