Bee, Bee Bumble Bee, Don’t Be a Bee

We were having lunch at Mt. Vernon, the former home of George Washington, when I noticed an exhausted bee futilely buzzing against a window. I had read that bees only take enough “fuel” with them to get to where they are going and to get back. If they get trapped in a car or against a window they could die. However, if sugar were dissolved in a spoonful of water and offered, it could sip and be reenergized. I tried it and it worked. He buzzed around and came back and stung me. Ingrate. How like a bee are we? We get depleted, defeated, or discouraged and the Lord renews us. Then we forget to say thank you. Remember, “thanks” is a prayer also.

Are you there now, about out of fuel and needing to be renewed? Are you afraid you just can’t hold out or overcome your problems?

Don’t subscribe to this old axiom, “When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”

Instead rely on the truth in this statement by George MacDonald who wrote,

This is a sane, wholesome, practical, working faith. That it is a person’s business to do the will of God; second, that God Himself takes care of that person; and third, that therefore that person ought never to be afraid of anything.”

In light of that we can say to the Lord, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3)

Accept this invitation from the Lord, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” (Psalm 50:15)

That is good news, but notice in the statement by MacDonald “it is a person’s business to do the will of God.” Get involved in doing it and you can be assured He will keep His part of the deal. Then rather than being an ingrate, glorify Him.