Saturday, June 11, 2011

Scary Stinging Things

I'm afraid of bees, wasps and all those scary stinging critters. I could never be a bee keeper!

Why is it that these hurtful things help the flowers and plants become beautiful? Just seems like delicate flowers shouldn't need those scary bugs.

Then I got to thinking about life. Out of hurt "can" come beautifulness. (yep, my word) In my life, times of stinging bug-y-ness pollinated my attitude, actions, and my spirit. But when I turned to God, He smeared the pollen over my soul to grow stronger spiritual flowers.

 "And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you." 1 Peter 5:10

When I hurt, make me beautiful. I want others to just see the flowers.


Mining for Diamonds said...

I can handle snakes, spiders,and all manner of creepy-crawly things, but I lose it whenever a bee, wasp, hornet or other insect with a "stinger" gets near me! I am terrified of them. Absolutely terrified. And if I hear them buzz? Oh my. I've lived a long life and I've never been stung! I plan to keep it that way!

I wonder what God was thinking, to create something so hideous that is so needed, lol!

Kathy C. said...

Good thoughts. And I don't care for bees either!

Libbie said...

Karen...I really wish I thought more like you...must be wonderful up there in your head :)

A friend gave me a posting tip...when logging in uncheck the stay signed in box & for some reason then it works! :) I had that prob this week too! Drives ya nuts doesn't it!

Anonymous said...

I'm terrified of wasps too, but what a great way of looking at things.

Dave said...

Karen, its a pity you are afraid of bees. If it wasn't for them doing their work pollinating the flowers we would all die! I like bees and like to get close and watch them work - specially the bumble bees. They won't hurt you unless you bother them or try to harm them. If they fly by you just let them go, don't try to swat them. Can't say that I like wasps but again they usually won't touch you if you don't annoy them - Dave

Hilary said...

They only hurt when they perceive danger. Not much different than anything else. But I understand your fears.. I share them.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I don't mind bees but I hate snakes. They remind me of Satan and his slitery, deceitful ways. I think some of them are helpful, too, but they're so UGLY!

You always create lovely analogies and unique words!

Julie Gillies said...

I'm with you, Karen. I think flowers would be a LOT nicer without the stinging creatures! My daughter loathes wasps (she's been stung several times) and they seem to be all around our house! :(

Love your beautiful analogy, Karen, and the photos. Lovely as always, my friend!

Karen said...

Kimberly, oh, I can't handle snakes or spiders! Heebie Jeebies.

I don't know the answer to that one. I just steer clear of'em.

Kathy, thanks.

Libbie, I'm not sure you want to venture there. :P Say THANKS for that comment tip. It works! I'm so excited!

Lady Fi, my thoughts are always a bit weird.

Dave, I try not to bother them, and I understand their importance. Just don't like them around me. I'm a chicken-I guess.

Hilary, do they perceive my feeling of danger? Yikes.

Jeanette, I don't like snakes either. Just something creepy about them. I'm with you!

Julie, now you just tell those wasps to stay with the flower, not your house. Yeah, right! Thanks about the photos. Have a great week.

Stephanie Faris said...

I was terrified of the cicadas that took over this area this summer, and they don't even bite or sting!

Parsley said...

I don't know how you managed to make this post about stinging critters turn into a devotional, but you did it well ;-)

Sista In Arms Lxx said...

Feeling like I have mutant stinging bugs in my neck of the woods. Waiting patiently for the beautiful :) Lxx

Nick said...

Some bumble bee trivia : only the females sting (typical, huh?). Males have a spot on their heads, the females don't. So if you see a BB without the spot, leave it alone.