Even the Bees Were Dropping Like Flies
by Kathy Collard Miller
It was so hot even the bees were dropping like flies. In our desert area of Southern California, we are used to the soaring summer heat. I thought the insects would be too, but we kept finding dead bees by our front door. We thought it couldn’t be anything too serious, so we just ignored the strange phenomenon…until we also noticed a dark spot on our office wall near the ceiling—a wall that was close to the front door.
We called out pest control and they checked the attic. The truth was revealed. Bees had taken up residence in our attic, having gained entrance through a small hole in the roof. The honey from the hive had started leaking into the wall.
And the dead bees on our walkway? That is how bees clean out the hive. They push their dead comrades out and they tumble to the ground. The mystery was solved and what could have brought serious damage to our house was averted.
The same thing happens with temptation. Even though there are signs we are being tempted, we don’t consider them serious and ignore them. Then we give into the temptation and the sin takes residence. Maybe too late, we realize the benign signs are actually indications of consequences. We need to confess our sin and clean out the “hive” by removing the sources of temptation.
Thank heaven there is hope because of God’s power to forgive and cleanse us.
Kathy Collard Miller is amazed at God’s work in opening doors for her as a speaker and author of over 50 books. Her memoir, No More Anger: Hope for an Out-of-Control Mom, tells her story of God delivering her from being a child abuser. Kathy has spoken in over 30 states and 8 foreign countries. www.KathyCollardMiller.com