"Ants don't sleep."
That's what Bubba read me from the cool facts app on my ipod as we drove down the road. Really?? I didn't know that...although I do know that those little guys are busy, busy little guys.
On Saturday, Bubba and I were weeding (you know, pulling the grass out from where we don't want it to grow even though it's not growing well where we want it to). Some of the grass was growing from below a stepping stone, so we lifted it up. We found ant-land. We saw tunnels and ants running around. We saw larva and as soon as we lifted the stone the ants scurried over to the larva and carried it deeper under ground. It was cool and gross at the same time--perfect entertainment for a young man. They were working hard and fast.
see the larva?
Then two nights ago--Pickle found a few ants in our kitchen. We looked closely and realized they were just a few of the many parading through our home. We followed the parade backwards and learned they were marching along the crack of our wood floor and carpet, along the wall, the crease at the bottom of the stairs, again along more wood floor and carpet to the front door. That's a long way for those little legs! Those ants don't stop!
(Sorry, insect-lovers, but armed with super-spray, we happily killed them all. )
Ants don't sleep. Ants don't stop. They keep going, keep marching, keep working. They jump into action when a crisis arises and the babies need to be carried below. The are willing to walk and walk and walk in search of some crumbs.
We are not ants. I know you know this. But do you? How do you live your life? Do you act like an ant? Do you think you just can't stop? Are you afraid of stopping? Feel guilty for it? Do you only stop when the super-spray of exhaustion or illness takes you down?
We've been talking a lot about stopping at church lately. We've been talking about Sabbath. Our pastor has been leading us down a road of exploring the gift of Sabbath that could just revolutionize our lives and relationships with God.
I can't wait to share more with you on this...but first: Are you too much like an ant? Do you practice Sabbath? Talk to me!