The ‘work’ of the ministry, physical as well as working with people, requires a lot of endurance. With this in my mind, I took my cell phone (only camera I use) to the back of our house onto the forest path to find Scarabaeus satyrus (African Dung Beetle) Within half a minute, I found the most obliging and willing insect ready to pose as my example of endurance.
FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT SCARABAEUS.
When dung beetles roll the dung away, they do so primarily to feed their young. Dung beetles are one of the few groups of insects that exhibit parental care for their young. Both parents share child care duties to some degree. They work together to dig their nests and even mate for life.
Dung beetles navigate using the Milky Way ~ With so many dung beetles vying for the same pile of dung, a beetle needs to make a quick getaway once he’s rolled his dung ball. But it’s not easy to roll a ball of poop in a straight line, especially when you’re pushing your ball from behind using your hind legs. So the first thing the dung beetle does is climb atop his sphere and orient himself. Scientists had long observed dung beetles dancing on their poo balls, and suspected they were looking for cues to help them navigate. New research confirmed that at least one species of African dung beetle, Scarabaeus satyrus, uses the Milky Way as a guide to steering its dung ball home. The researchers placed tiny hats on the dung beetles, effectively blocking their view of the heavens, and found the dung beetles could only wander aimlessly without being able to see the stars. – Editor’s note – (KEEP THE STARS IN YOUR EYES!)
Dung beetles are surprisingly strong. Even a small ball of fresh dung can be hefty to push, weighing 50 times the weight of the determined dung beetle.
These beetles are good planetary citizens and clean up what animals leave behind.
2Ti 2:3 “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
Or as translated in ‘The Message,’
2Ti 2:3 “When the going gets rough, take it on the chin with the rest of us, the way Jesus did.”
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AFRIKA WA YESU, INHAMINGA?
Hard work, faith and endurance laced with a bit of fun and lots of laughter always pays off. The result of student prayer each morning at 04.00 am when they have been praying for PENTECOSTAL FIRE and an outpouring of God’s Presence from heaven was made manifest in devotions this week.
WHAT IS THIS? THIS IS THAT!
Act 2:12 “And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, WHAT IS THIS?”
Act 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Act 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
Act 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
Act 2:16 But THIS IS THAT! which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
WOW! What can compare with lives being changed through the love and power of a loving God!
Psa 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.