I opened up my Bible and this is what I read:
"Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust, and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you. And you shall have plenty to eat and be satisfied, And praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; Then My people will never be put to shame." Joel 2:25-26
I immediately thought I needed to share those verses. I then went searching for an image to go with the verse. And I found the one on the left. The caption to this picture is: "little boy catching locusts roasting locusts yum."
(If you click on the picture you will go to the website where this picture was posted.)
The thing that got me was the caption. This kid is being surrounded by locusts and he decides to roast them. And he finds out they are tasty.
I wouldn't have done that. I probably would have gone into my house and hid. Or maybe I would have ran to my car, slid inside and slammed the door. I would never have thought about eating the things coming at me.
Can we do that?
Can we overcome and eat the things that are hitting us hard? Invading our space? Changing our landscape?
I don't think I've ever been a locust-eater by nature....
I wish I was.