My parents’ hobby farm is home to four “Oreo” cows, seven colored-egg-laying chickens, a large garden, and now a swarm of bees.

The hive is a swarm of activity with bees coming and going. The scouts search for new food and water sources while foragers buzz by to their favorite flowers and fields. Guard bees inspect the crowded entrances to keep “robbers” from sneaking into steal honey. Within the honeycomb, thousands of worker bees tend to specific tasks like a highly organized family. Some clean while others build and repair the cells. Some store the nectar and pollen while others feed the queen and baby bees.

Each job is vitally important to the health and well-being of the colony. I learned that bees usually stick with one job until they are old enough or ready to complete a more complex task. But if they notice a job isn’t getting done, they take it on. Their willingness to do additional jobs helps a weak colony become strong and healthy again. Meanwhile, they produce delicious honey.

Just like bees, we each have unique and important roles in the body of Christ. Yet, our roles may change as we get older and take on more responsibility. We should also be on the lookout for things that need to be done and discover new ways to serve. In the end, the fruit of our labor can be sweet.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)

Creation declares that God created us to work together with specific tasks in mind.

What about you? What is your role? Have you taken on more responsibilities? How do you work together with others toward a common goal?

Creation Declares – Bees
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