A Tiny Lady Bug and an Awesome Creator

Sometimes God sends us a tiny message about His glory! This 1-minute devotion explains.

I was reading my Bible outside one sunny afternoon, and a tiny ladybug crawled across the page. 

I couldn’t help but think about my Lord, the Creator of all things. This insignificant little “dot” in the universe was one of God’s creations, and despite its size, it was declaring God’s glory. 

Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” 

His glory is present in the grand and powerful and in the tiny and insignificant—the sky filled with thunder clouds or a delicate wildflower, a herd of graceful horses or a newborn puppy, the majestic mountains or a tiny ladybug. 

“Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20 

God has left his handprint everywhere. He’s created a beautiful world for us to enjoy, and sometimes he sends a tiny ladybug to walk across the most powerful message in the universe: His Word.

Psalm 33:6 says, By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,” and so was that tiny ladybug!

For more inspiring thoughts about God's creation, see Enjoying Bugs, Butterflies, and God's Creation and Exploring God's Message in the Color Green.

Sometimes God sends us a tiny message about His glory! This 1-minute devotion explains.
Beyond 1-minute for some interesting facts about the ladybug:

There are 5,000 different species of ladybugs, and they aren't actually bugs, they are beetles. I didn't know the difference before reading about ladybugs, but I'll let you look that up!

Farmers love ladybugs because they eat aphids and other pests that damage crops. Ladybugs were actually imported from Europe for this purpose.

The name "ladybug" originated with Catholic prayers to Mary to protect crops from aphids. Because the ladybug ate aphids, it was first named "beetle of Our Lady" and eventually became known as the ladybug.

When threatened, ladybugs secrete a foul-smelling liquid and/or play dead to avoid being eaten by birds, frogs, and other small mammals.

Isn't God's creation amazing?!

Sources: Ntl. Geographic, Nature's Select

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