“But, I don’t want to be a stinkbug!” Brett looked at me with big eyes. I shot back, “You don’t want to be a sheep either.” Brett and I exchanged these words during lunch.
As I hurried down the school hallway to the library, a small movement on the carpet caught my eye. Glancing down I noticed a stinkbug plodding down the middle of the hall. I looked down the long hall to the exit door a good 50 feet away. The tiny bug with the tiny steps walking towards the doors as if headed for the great outdoors looked so incongruous in the big nearly empty hallway. The stinkbug had wings, I wondered why it didn’t fly. After all, I mused, surely I would fly if I had wings. And so my inspirational thought for today was born and shared later with Brett at lunch.
I have often plodded through life like the stinkbug. God created me with wings to fly, but either I don’t remember or I’m too scared to let go of the ground and soar. When God appeared to Moses in the burning bush, Moses told God, “No, I can’t do it, I can’t go back to Egypt, I’m not a good speaker.” But, God convinced him to say yes and off he went to Egypt. Through him God created miracles. He stretched forth his hand and parted the Red Sea. He spoke to dry rocks that poured forth water at his command. He met with God personally and spoke with Him on Mt. Sinai. Moses was a stinkbug who used his wings to fly. He could have spent the rest of his life herding sheep.
God created you and I with wings. When He calls we can either say, “Yes,” and fly or spend the rest of our lives herding the proverbial sheep.
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders You have done, the things You planned for us. None can compare with You; were I to speak and tell of Your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5