Did You Know….That the Ant Is Mightier Than the Bulldozer?Rich Stigall
First, watch this 3 minute video. It’s the story of, what the video creators call, the “equivalent of the great wall of China.”
Please note that the hobby of ant excavation typically involves the selection of dormant, abandoned ant hills. In the event that there were some migrant ants, pillaging through the rummage at the start of the excavation, we at GO Project have mourned their passing, accordingly.
The product of the collaboration is a beautifully created metropolis of ant activity. Indeed, there were extreme efforts by the individual ants in the formation of this wonder. Billions of ant loads emerged from those tiny gateways to the subterranean world, with each load weighing four times the worker. It would have seemed like an unattainable goal to construct, except for the discovery of its existence.
Each ant had a role. Each ant had a small part to play: every ant doing a little. The emergence of the superstructure did not result from a singular exertion but was the result of the “collective will of the ant colony.”
There are stories of individual ant-like families scattered across the country, carrying a load that certainly seems four times the amount of the worker. These families are helping to create something beautiful, even though it’s difficult to see the splendor without digging deeper into the soil. They’re hoping for other workers to join in on the burden, for the nuances and magnitude of the superstructure are dependent upon the size of the workforce.
Much like the ant’s domain, the work of this superstructure is completed underground. No, not in some subterranean world that requires shovels and picks and bulldozers, but in the buried places of our heart, where we long to cling to known commodities rather than an uncertain, faith-filled journey. Transformation of an individual life is, in and of itself, the picture of a complex superstructure, for the individual is a collection of emotions and psyches, ambitions and personalities. However, despite this wondrous initial spectacle, you won’t get to see the burrows of change that will result from the transformed life. There will be a deeper impact, for the transformed life has a tendency of sparking transformation in others.
So, if we tunnel through time, what may come from the efforts of all these workers pouring into the soil? What may come if others choose to join in the load bearing? If you were to aggregate the impact of all lives changed because of individual families raising their hand to care for a family or child in need, how will that change reverberate through time? That excavation will be reserved for the Lord, but, perhaps, it will be something at which even the ants will marvel.
Care to help bear the load? Contact us here for additional information.