Psalms from the Hive

by Jeannie Saum

Bees,  a big attraction

To friends and family.

Many trips to the bee hive

To show off the colony.

Clover, Bee, and Revery

Reverie (revery) –(n.) state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea.

Everybody who came over this week wanted to see the bee hive.  First, Steve took son, Nate out to see the bees and performed another inspection while he was out there.   A few days later, daughter Sarah and her girls Naomi (9) and Madi (5) who were living with us, wanted to see the bees. Well, actually, Sarah wanted to see the bees.  The granddaughters weren’t so sure.  They are girly girls and don’t like bugs!  Sarah donned my helmet and veil and the little girls decided to look on from afar – atop their trampoline!

showing off the hive
showing off the hive

All were fascinated by the structure of the hive, the perfect little cells the bees make, the growing larva, the hatching bees, and the workers doing different jobs.  These are quite amazing little creatures, and in our estimation, they can’t be “wired” to do these amazing things just by chance.  There has to be a grand architect behind this design, and the design of all nature.  We choose to believe that this grand architect is our God in Heaven!

Genesis 1

11 Then God said, “Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant. And let there be trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And so it was.

12 The land was filled with seed-bearing plants and trees, and their seeds produced plants and trees of like kind. And God saw that it was good. . . .

 . . . 20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.”

21 So God created great sea creatures and every sort of fish and every kind of bird. And God saw that it was good.

22 Then God blessed them, saying, “Let the fish multiply and fill the oceans. Let the birds increase and fill the earth.”

23 This all happened on the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth every kind of animal — livestock, small animals, and wildlife.” And so it was.

25 God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to reproduce more of its own kind. And God saw that it was good.