Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mosquitoes. Ick. Ouch. Grr.

Ahh…June--the perfect month for taking long, evening walks and enjoying the extra daylight. The foliage is lush and green, flowers are in bloom, it’s not too ridiculously hot yet, and wildlife is running all over the place. I love it. Only one little thing can take a fantastic June evening and make it a frantic run for cover---THOSE FREAKIN’ MOSQUITOES.

Really, God? Did you have really have to invent those whining, vampireish pests? Yes, yes, I realize birds, frogs, lizards, and other animals eat mosquitoes and without the most annoying insect on the planet, the food chain would be ruined, but why not create some other important food chain link for the birds to eat? A little fly that lives off dust, perhaps? Then we wouldn’t have to worry about getting malaria, West Nile virus, or yellow fever PLUS, we wouldn’t have to dust anymore because the dustquitoes would eat it all for us. I think that’s a great plan. What do you think, Lord? Lord?

OH, I suppose everything has a purpose, so mosquitoes must be important. God knows what he’s doing after all, even if I, a lowly human don’t understand why things like mosquitoes and spandex must plague the Earth. I do know; however, that it’s probably all Adam and Eve’s fault because everything that just sucks (literally, in the case of the mosquito) pretty much is their fault. Romans 5:12 says, “Therefore, just as sin entered the world though one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned,” so basically because Adam and Eve were the first sinners and like all of us, couldn’t always resist Satan’s manipulations, things like death and mosquitoes entered the world. This article says that, “In the beginning, the Lord did not intend for any of us who have been made in his image to be hurt by his animal creatures, but this is the price we pay for not following the Creator’s instructions. Every mosquito bite ought to be a reminder to obey God.” Sigh. At least some good could come of an itchy, annoying mosquito bite. I wonder what mosquitoes were like before Eve ate the forbidden fruit? Did they whisper classical music instead of buzz annoyingly in man’s ears? Did they share butterfly-type-kisses instead of disease? Hmm… I wonder…

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1 comment:

Ginny Marie said...

Oh, I agree! There's nothing worse than mosquitoes! I think dustquitoes would be a fabulous alternative.