This morning as I enjoyed one last view of the serene pond where my husband and I, along with our lab Moses “glamped” (RV camping) in Panama City, I watched the abundance of bees and butterflies doing their job on the bright red hibiscus and the Mexican petunias. I began to think about the reports that bees are being run into extinction by toxic pesticides and parasites and how our world would look if that prediction came true.
I’m neither a biologist nor zoologist, but I know that most of the plants and trees that produce the food we eat to survive depend on bees to pollinate them. What’s really interesting is that the flowers that have more bees visiting them will produce a larger and more uniform fruit than the flowers that are visited less. Then I started thinking about the birds and how they complete a similar task by scattering seeds to propagate plants and trees. I was reminded of a popular adage that used to sit prominently on my kitchen baker’s rack that said, “Bloom where you’re planted.” I identified with that saying because we seemed to move a lot when my husband and I were first married. Then I laughed because, if there weren’t any birds or bees around, how could you bloom and what would your fruit look like?
Funny, how my mind works, but I suddenly began to see the trees and plants as the lost, those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I imagined the birds and bees to be Christians, the ones who are to carry the seed or the Word of God to the lost. What would the world look like if Christians became extinct? Of course, I know that God has a plan, and there is nothing man can do to thwart that plan, but let’s face it, there are many groups of people with belief systems directly opposing the Word of God. Right here in the country where we are so blessed to enjoy freedom of speech, press and religion. Their toxic view of Christianity threaten its’ very survival by efforts to remove those freedoms.
Well, not if the birds and bees have anything to do with it.
“God blessed them and said, ‘be fruitful and increase in number…and let the birds (and bees) increase on the earth’”. Genesis 1:22. “