Since I was a young boy I have watched ants as they go about their busy life. I have always been impressed by the methodical order and clear destination as they pass one another on their ant paths. They never run into each other or over each other and they seem to know exactly what the other will do on the busy little roads. (Dallas/Fort Worth could learn something here)
The other obvious thing ants do is to carry seemingly impossible loads. Some appear to carry loads two to three times as large as their bodies. I have observed them carefully and they carry these loads for long distances. I am sure that is why the Book of Proverbs says, “Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” There is no laziness in the ant ranks.
They not only carry large objects for building their nests but they carry large loads of food to the nest. The Proverbs again say, “Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer.” Little strength compared to a baboon maybe… but very strong for their size (Then again, there are millions more ants than baboons). And, they will sting the living daylights out of you if you mess with their plans.
Of all the things that grab my most careful attention concerning the ant is this: The ant knows where it is going. They always know exactly where they are going to and going from. Lord, help me to know this with the wisdom of the ant.
“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children.” Jesus