Today I spent the day with my grandmother. She was invited for dinner before church at her friend's house so I tagged along. I watched her friend's grandchild play outside so innocent and curious like any toddler would. He asked me "Do you like spiders?". And I responded "Yes, of course!". Like us, they are another one of God's purposeful creations. I asked him if HE liked spiders and he responded "No.". I asked him "Hey well do you like spiderman?" and he said "Yea!!!". Well Spider Man likes spiders, I said he's probably more appreciable of them than any other super hero.
He said "Oh".
Later I noticed a few misplaced rocks. He told me "Oh hey look!!! I did that!" I said "Oh. Why?" He told me he was looking for worms. He eventually did find a few. I told him "But those are their homes. Those rocks are their shelter." It's like the roof of your home was taken away...and never replaced. You'll either have to rebuild or travel.
He showed me another other thing too. There was a hole in the ground that he kept filling with the rocks he had taken from the worms. It was the entrance to the home of a snake or mole or any underground creature. If you block the way it can no longer escape through that same trail. It will continually have to create another entrance.
He showed me a spider that rested on it's web built in the corner of shredded grass and kept sturdy by broken wood. He said "Wanna see me tear the web?" "I just have to pour this on it". He was about to destroy it's home by drowning it in orange juice.
I had to stop him. This is ridiculous, the spider hasn't done anything wrong. Pouring that juice is like having a severe rainstorm that clapses our unstable homes. This isn't want God wants. Destruction of the homes of unfavored species ending in mass labour for these creatures to continue rebuilding... Hmm they aren't just 'bugs' they are insects like we aren't just 'people' we are humans.
We deserve better than the unnoticed hate we may spread amongst ourselves. Our actions towards each other can be a devotional towards our Lord.
Lets teach the young ones to love simply by doing caring things. They will soon be in our place as teachers and will be the ones to shape our planet. Let's spread the love our God endlessly gives us. John 15:17