Ants and Elephant Seals

Elephant seals spend most of their lives sleeping. Science News magazine reports that “occasionally, a seal will use its small front flipper to scratch itself or flip sun-shielding sand on its body.” Otherwise these huge animals are basically motionless.

By contrast, the little ant seems tireless as it goes about it’s industrious work of storing food for the colony.


Proverbs highlights the ant…… It’s a timeless truth in the form of a simple illustration.

Ephesians 2:10 says “We are God’s masterpiece created anew in Christ Jesus TO DO THE GOOD WORKS that He has prepared for us in advance.” He has made us unique AND useful!

He’s given us purpose, He’s prepared work for us to do that benefits others.

He took time to prepare that work in advance.


Let’s stop “elephant-sealing”, hardly moving a muscle & get on with that which He has prepared for us to do!  


“Many Christians do nothing, but no Christian has nothing to do”

Andy Clark

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