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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...

Why Did God Make Bugs?

May 18, 2014

Why did God make bugs? They look weird, sound weird and sometimes they even walk weird. Plus, some have the nerve (like flies and mosquitoes) to buzz around, looking for something to land on — like your arm, your nose and even your food! And they bite you, making you itch until your skin is as red as a clown’s nose!

But believe it or not, they do serve a purpose. Bugs such as bumblebees and butterflies pollinate all kinds of beautiful flowers, which helps the flowers grow. And centipedes, although very ugly, eat other bugs such as slugs, worms and flies, which can harm some plants. Most importantly, bugs help break down plant and animal matter. Without them, the earth would be covered with dead plants and animals!

So what does the Bible have to say about bugs? Did you know insects are mentioned all through the Bible? Locusts, for example, are mentioned in 17 Bible books. We can even learn something from bugs. Proverbs 30:25 says, “Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer” (NIV). This shows us that if we are hard workers in all we do, God will bless us!

— Isaac Olivarez

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