This tiny fellow stared me down a few moments ago. I was finishing mopping the floors and had the kitchen door open to welcome the warm afternoon breeze to help dry the floors. He just hovered and dared me to linger long enough to snap this shot:
He was kind of big as bees come, yet still so tiny compared to me and my kitchen door.
So why did my heart race when he menacingly remained hovering at eye level to me, unlike most bees? And why did I jump when he lunged toward my camera?
How great a physical and psychological response some of the tiniest of things create! What power we give to tiny things!
What kinds of tiny things do you make mountains from and allow to control you?
And are there other tiny things we ignore which really require greater attention?
Hey God, thank You for the tiny things that get our attention…please help us to discern if these things are meant to take up a tiny part of our energy – like what table linens and crystal to choose for the Thanksgiving dinner table…
…Or if it’s one of those tiny things that we tend to dismiss that actually deserves greater attention – like not realizing that the neighbor or friend who appears to have it all together, may not have the resources this year to even buy a turkey for their family.
Let us, when we feel tiny, stare down the mountains in our path and know that we can move them if we try.
Let us, when we encounter the seemingly tiniest of things, take a moment to consider how great they are in their own right.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, those who mourn, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the persecuted, the peacemakers! Bless the tiny things, Lord…
Buzzy buzzy, honey bee
Buzzing, staring, right at me
Why’d you pick my kitchen door
To visit me once I’d cleaned my floor?
Tiny, small, you do appear
Yet large must be your bee career
If I could only follow you,
I’d see much greater credit due
For though I’m bigger than a bee,
Your job is bigger than I see
My big fat problems can’t compare
To those in need with nought to spare
So help me, God, to clearly see
The greatness in this tiny bee.