We consider ants pests, especially in late summer when they are sending out scouts and then armies to gather food for the winter.  We do our best to get rid of them with traps and poisons.  Even so, they keep coming back, year after year.  They are industrious, determined, and endure tremendous intolerance and persecution. 

God honors them in Proverbs 30:25.  Why?  Because ants offer good life lessons:

They work hard.

They know winter is coming.

They make preparations for the lean times ahead. 

They work together.

They thrive.

They survive.

Rather than annihilate, I think I’ll celebrate the ant this year and put a pile of brown sugar and rice in the green space just beyond our fence.  Enough for a hive party. 

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