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For we are co-workers in God’s service; 1 Corinthians 3:9 

This cute Hedgehog Cactus bloomed overnight in my front yard. The stigma was shaking vigorously as I approached to snap a pic! Soon this little bee emerged from beneath the pistil covered in dusty, yellow pollen! It promptly flew off to work over more flowers collecting pollen for the hive. Busy bees!  

It just so happens my daughter recently sent me some interesting bee facts. They are amazingly industrious little creatures! They work together night and day for the good of the hive. The worker bees make decisions collectively as a group to protect and care for the good of the colony. This allows the colony to go on and on, generation after generation, as the bees make decisions and sacrifices together for the good of the whole.  

The great Saint John Chrysostom commented, “The bee is honored more than other animals. Not because she labors, but because she labors for others.” The Apostle Paul calls us co-workers in God’s service. We labor for others so that all might know God’s love and care. As we anticipate future generations, may our decisions and sacrifices be made together for the good of the whole so that our service to God reaches as many people as possible with the love of Christ. Let’s get buzzing as busy bees working together in God’s service finding new ways to share the faith! 

Bzzzzzzzz, Pastor Andrea