I didn't have a photo of a beetle, but grasshoppers are amazing too! Look at that eye!!!
This morning I happened to notice a beetle crawling up a rock. I am always amazed at this, but this morning the sight caused me to pause and think as I watched the beetle struggle. I marveled at the skinny stick-like legs heaving a hulking armor plated body up and down a vertical trail. I could tell the bug struggled because there were times it slipped, but it didn’t fall. As I watched the beetle, I wondered how it did that. Certainly its bug mind was determined to climb those rocks, but beetle feet don't have fingers. I Googled "beetle feet" and discovered that there is a company who is developing an adhesive that mimics beetle feet. They even provide an artistic rendition of a beetle foot.
We all talk about the bumble bee and how scientists are baffled how a creature as non-aerodynamic as the bumble could fly, but as I look at the beetle, I can’t help but think of the impossibility this tiny tank can walk on those stick legs. Not only can the beetle move that massive hulk (from a bug point of view), but it can crawl on all sides of a rock; even upside down!
I couldn’t help thinking our lives are a lot like beetles, and I don’t mean miniscule or unimportant. God gave the beetle this gravity defying trick and God has given each of us gifts to use. By using these gifts we can glorify his name and do that thing which he assigned to us to do.
It might not be easy, and we might slip and fall at times, but the Lord helps us with our assignments. It reminds me yet again, that nothing is impossible for God, and as we trust him, we can do the impossible too
I have written a new story that I like very well. It’s called The Mole. After The Death of Kevin Frye, I wondered if I had any more stories to tell. I heard many encouraging words from people in my life that yes, I did. Thanks to each of you who have been such an encouragement. I'm loving The Mole and now am working on writing a screen play based on the story. It’s as much a lesson in writing as preparing for the eventuality that it could be used as a movie. No promises, no guarantees.
I know that whatever plan the Lord has for The Mole, it will do exactly as he intends as I write it with the idea that I will write as he directs. Nothing is impossible for me in this because nothing is impossible for God. He assigned this story to me, if I keep determined and my eyes focused on him, it will do exactly what it needs to do. Will The Mole follow the same path as The Death of Kevin Frye? Only God knows. I'm excited that he let me be involved in writing it.