The winner of my blog anniversary giveaway is comment #11 ....DEBORAH.....from "Songs From My Journey"!
This number was chosen for me at Random.org. Timestamp: 2009-04-01 12:55:48 UTC
Deb, as soon as I get your postal address I will get this in the mail to you.
Thanks to each of you who left a comment. I wish I had gifts to send to every one of you because each of you have been so special to me!
Buzzzzzzzzz !! While out in the yard taking pictures of the flowers and even weeds blooming after the spring rains I was able to snap a picture of a honeybee on a dandelion. I don't like to get close to any kind of stinging insects and so stepped away quickly after taking the picture. Even though I don't like to be around bees, I know that they are important for our food chain. Plus they make that delicious honey that I love to mix with peanut butter and spread on hot buttered toast!
I found several interesting facts about bees. One third of the U.S. food supply is directly or indirectly benefited by honeybee pollination. Approximately 80% of insect crop pollination is accomplished by honeybees. Honeybees carry pollen from one plant to another. Without pollination the plants would not bear any kind of fruit.
Honeybees visit 50-100 flowers during one honey collecting trip.To make one pound of honey, bees must visit 2 million flowers.Each working honeybee will produce 1/12th teaspoon of honey during their lifetime.
Wow! I guess that's where people got the saying "busy as a bee"!
Wouldn't it be great if Christians were as "busy as bees" carrying the gospel from one place to another? Without the gospel people can not bear any fruit of the Spirit. And what if we have to make 50 to 100 visits before one person is saved? Are they not worth our effort and time?
"Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest." Luke 10: 2
Those little "busy bees" labor for hours and hours every day. And for what? What is the end result? Well, as we already said, they pollinate plants so they can bear fruit. But they also make HONEY! They make it to feed their own bees but usually a human comes along and robs the honey from the hive. We use the honey to make our food sweet. When we tell people about Jesus and how they can be saved and they accept Him as their Saviour....usually they become sweeter people.
In Psalm 19 David talks about the law, testimony, statutes, commandments, fear, and judgments of the Lord. He then says, "More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb." Psalm 19: 10
The next time you see a little busy honeybee out buzzing around working, let it be a reminder that we, too, should be busy about the work of Christ.