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Deadly Activity
by Mike Tucker *


Be not therefore anxious, saying, “What shall we eat?” or, “What shall we drink?” or, “Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:31-34)

In our fast-food, quick-buck, go-get-‘em world, it is easy to become caught up in activity without experiencing any accomplishment.

The French entomologist, Jean-Henri Fabre, conducted an experiment that beautifully illustrates this predicament. The experiment used processionary caterpillars—wormlike creatures that travel in long undulating lines, at the same pace and cadence, giving no thought to their final destination. Without forethought, they simply follow the leader.

Dr. Fabre placed a group of these caterpillars onto the thin rim of a large flowerpot. The leader of the group was nose to tail with the last caterpillar in the slow, non-ending, deliberate procession. Even for Dr. Fabre, it was impossible to determine which was the leader and which were the followers.

In the center of the flowerpot, Fabre placed an abundant supply of food. The caterpillars paraded around and around, day after day, night after night, until after seven days and nights, the caterpillars began to die off one by one. They died of starvation and utter exhaustion. The abundant supply of food was only a few inches away but slightly outside the path they traveled. Their source of life was visible but not available unless they altered their habitual and instinctive process.

Maybe it’s time we all took a break from our meaningless activity and focused on the only activity that really satisfies. Seek first the Kingdom of God.

With Love,
Mike

 

*   Mike Tucker is the speaker/director of Faith for Today. 
Faith Moment – February 8, 2016
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Welcome to our friends visiting here from all over the world !  
Below are 55 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that

 visited LovingHope.com in May through May 18, 2018:

 

1-5:   Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brazil, 

​6-10:  Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Denmark, El Salvador, 

11-15:  Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, 

16-20:  Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, 

21-25:  Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, 

26-30:  Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, 

31-35:  New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, 

36-40:  Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, 

41-45:  South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Swaziland, Tanzania, 

46-50:  Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, 

51-55:  United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Below are 73 of the countries (listed alphabetically) that
 visited LovingHope.com in April through April 30, 2018:

  

 1-5:   Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, 

​6-10:   Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cook Islands, 

11-15:  Curacao, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, 

16-20:  Germany, Ghana, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, 

21-25:  Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, 

26-30:  Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, 

31-35:  Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, 

36-40:  Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, 

41-45:  Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, 

46-50:  Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, 

51-55:  Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, 

56-60:  South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, 

61-65:  Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, 

66-70:  Ukraine,  United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, 

71-73:  Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe  

 

 


 

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