Ants are amazing creatures. We are all familiar with their strength, their tunneling ability, and their persistence. One thing that I have noticed this year is that the ant population in my area is strong and well. In fact, it is too strong for my liking this year. It seems that everywhere I look there are those pesky little ants scampering around. Each one sneaking in where they are not wanted, hurrying about, and bringing their little buddies along with them. It seems that no matter how hard we try to get rid of them they will just pop back up again, sometimes in a different location, sometimes right back where they started.
Ants are such small little creatures, seemingly insignificant, mostly not causing too much harm. That is until you leave them unchecked. When left alone, ants can become much more than just a simple little pest. They can take over a yard, a field, or a home. They can become destructive, and in the case of fire ants, sometimes deadly. Left alone, they will destroy whatever gets in their way in a very short time.
Ants are much like sin in our lives. A small little sin may seem insignificant at the time, however, left unchecked it will consume and destroy lives. Sin left unchecked will invade every nook and cranny of our lives. Sin will tunnel into our lives, we may not see much evidence of it on the surface but if we dig underneath we will find an entire path of destruction that has been eaten away by the sin. What may not seem like a big deal will, with time, eat away at our very souls.
Ants are amazing creatures to study and watch. The following video shows how a colony of ants can build an elaborate network of tunnels and passageways underground. I think it is also a good representation how sin can take over our lives as well. Working from the inside, sin will spread throughout our entire lives if not stopped. Fortunately for us, Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for our sins, giving us the ultimate way to keep the sin in our lives in check.
Have you seen more ants this year than normal?