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As far as I can discern from scripture, God made bugs and man on the same day………..the bugs came first. Actually Genesis doesn’t exactly say “bugs” but it says “all living things that crawled on the ground” so I just assume that has to include insects.

Now I agree that some insects can actually be pretty like butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, etc. But let’s be real; most insects are repulsive and some are downright vicious.

For example I was moving some plants around in my yard one day. (Uh huh, I can already hear some of you snickering.)So I was moving some plants around in my yard one day, I pushed the shovel under a bush and the next thing I knew, POW, stung by yellow jackets five times on the leg. Or the time I was setting up a sprinkler in the yard; while I was adjusting the position of the water I splashed some bushes nearby not realizing there was a hornet’s nest among them. I looked up and saw two of them heading straight toward me. It was like watching the whole thing happen in slow motion, BOOM, twice in the chest.

I’ve always wondered why God made some insects. I guess he had a reason that is beyond human capacity to understand. I asked a pastor one time how he felt about killing bugs and whether or not it was a sin. The answer he gave was not the deep theological response I expected. He said, “Well the way I see it, bugs have bugs’ space and I have my space and bugs can’t be in my space.” But..what?

Genesis 1:25 – 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

In the end I guess I should learn to appreciate all creatures in the world, even bugs.

So here’s to the swarming pestilence among us! Happy Swatting!