Last week I rescued a bumble bee. I had just watered the plants and was about to pour the leftover water into the kitchen sink, when I spotted the little creature sat in the sink amongst the washing up. He looked tired. I mixed some sugar and water, poured it over a piece of kitchen roll, and placed it in the sink next to the bee.
I think he was very grateful. I watched as his long tongue sucked up the sugar water. I gently coaxed the bee onto the paper and carried him outside, where I placed the tissue down on the flower bed. He drank for a long time. Martin and I then went out for a walk with the children.
When we returned the bee was gone and the sugar paper was covered in ants. My initial reaction was “Whoops! How am I going to clean that up?” Then it got me thinking.
My intention was to bless the bee, but the ants got blessed too. As children of God, we have a heavenly Father who takes really good care of us. God is so generous, there is always an overflow of His blessings. Who will benefit from the overflow?
I want to encourage you. God is good, and all good things come from God. '
What good things do you have in your life right now?
Hopefully you can think of lots. But I know these are tough times and if you can't see any blessings in your life right now then I want you to know that Jesus wants to bless you.
God did not spare His own Son but delivered Him up for all of us. Therefore, if He gave His Son for us, how will He not also freely give us everything else that we need? (Romans 8:32)
He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
Call out to God, tell Him what you need and let Him show you how much He loves you.