Nothomyrmecia macrops - photo use with permission by Alexander Wild

A black carpet on the tiled floor is moving. It is a sea of ants, busy with determined purpose. Each going about it’s work, nonplussed by the giant who is about to rock their little world. Their long trails pouring into the house through cracks and any gap they can find. Pffft! Doors are for humans.

Little advance raiding parties are all over the house leaving their trail as a signal to the colony to follow. Their new domain, rich in food sources.

So hard working. It was almost a shame to terminate their adventure into our home. But each invader was wiped out with spray and the remainder of the colony was encouraged to seek other avenues of exploration.

Nothomyrmecia macrops - photo use with permission by Alexander WildGo to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
Proverbs 6:6

I couldn’t help but be amazed as I observed these ants, as unwanted as they were. Why had they invaded our home in such force? We hadn’t left any food out or had forgotten spills.

No, these ants were heading for higher ground… the food sources were simply a bonus. Their real purpose was in preparation for the rain to come. That’s right, those little ants know 3 days in advance of the coming rain. Mark my words, it is going to bucket down. And those little ants, they are preparing for it. We best do so too!

Yes, we can learn many things from God’s creatures. Everything has a purpose and was designed for a reason. We would do well to observe His Creation and in all its awesome splendor, then turn our face towards it’s Creator. For all these creatures point to the One who made them and said, “It is good.”

God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:25

But His greatest creation was us! Human beings.

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”   So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.  God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”   Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.  God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
Genesis 1:26-31

How He loves us. His masterpiece. In His eyes, and out of all creation, we are very good.