Daily Devotional - January 2
Imagine an ant hill made out of pine needles seven feet high! That’s what you can find in Northern Europe and cold Siberia. These wood ants don’t build ant hills out of sand but collect massive amounts of pine needles and pile them on tree stumps. The rotting vegetation causes heat, providing warmth during the winter, and during the summer, the pine needle pile is full of holes and tunnels for ventilation and air conditioning. It is steep-sided to shed water. To prevent fungal or bacterial infections, the ants apply pine resin to their bodies as a disinfectant. These wood ants know what to do; they do it because of instinct. Instinct is what God has built into these wood ants, so they know how to build their pine needle nest, how to ventilate it and how not to get infections. All this is provided by a God who takes care of every detail. If He cares this much for a wood ant, how much more does He care for you?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly
Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
~ Matthew 6:32