“Did God make bugs too?” Asks my 4 year old daughter, as a fly zips by. We were walking through the greenway, appreciating it’s beauty. Yes, at this point in the quarantine era, we have walked this greenway many times. Nevertheless, each time is a new adventure and it never grows old.
Here the graceful geese move across the pond, in what seems like a carefree manner. Meanwhile, the turtles bask in a row on a log protruding from water. When they’ve had enough sun, they slip into the calm, brisk pool. Tiny minnows are spotted at the water’s edge and if you’re lucky a bald eagle might fly overhead.
As we head farther down the path, we are engulfed by the trees. The sun shines down in streaks as it’s filtered through the leaves. Here we find a newly shaped leaf, a new tree to be discovered. A perfect walking stick lying on the ground, waiting for little hands to carry it around.
Onward we move to the meadow filled with blooms. Yellows, purples, and white upon the green so bright. It’s here my children want to stay to pick a big bouquet. A fiery red ladybug lands at our feet as we bend down to it, we greet.
It is easy to understand that God created today’s pristine blue sky and the breeze gently blowing to cool us from the warm sun. But what about the bugs? Were they a part of the plan? Yes, my dear child, God made them too. Every living thing has a perfect place, like the pieces of a puzzle. Together they build an astounding picture, that we can only be amazed.
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