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When Jesus was an Ant

Sweetwater Recorder

By Ronald G. Currell

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church,

Jesus said, "Their world cannot contain me.

So, I’ll become like them".

Jesus left the surfside of the beach and walked along the jagged rocks that were scattered along the base of a cliff, where he came upon a newly forming ant colony. "You can’t stay there," he told them. "Soon, the tide will come and wash your world away in a night." But his words meant no more to them than sounds in the gusty wind.

Night was coming and with it the tide, while they toiled away in their unknowing industry. The taste of a salt spray hung suspended in the air and the Evening Star looked down and cast concerned glances for a world that knew not its end. But Jesus’ concern was more than passing glances. He would go to them. He would tell them. He would save them.

Then Jesus said, "Their world cannot contain me. So, I’ll become like them". And He did. He went to them and lived among them and told them the ways of things of wonder. And He led them that day from their world of immanent destruction. And they were saved.

Jesus is the God who created the heavens and the earth and He has come to us and He lived with us and He leads us from our worlds of doom.

Just as the people of Sweetwater need different Christian experiences, the various Christian Churches offer different expressions of the same faith. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church offers a quiet, respectful hour dedicated to God every Sunday Morning at 11:00 AM, preceded by a thought-provoking Bible Discussion Class, where we discuss the passages from the Lectionary Readings of the day. Drop by some time.

Please make plans to attend your Church-of-choice this coming Sunday.