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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thank God For The Slug?

Thank God For The Slug?

There is nothing more disgusting than a slug - it is one of the most difficult pests to get rid of in your garden.  The one thing that stands out in my mind about a slug is that it is attracted to beer.  When I was looking for a way to get rid of slugs in my garden, in most places I looked into, they would recommended beer traps.  Being a pastor's wife makes it hard to go out and buy a 6 pack of beer to kill slugs.  More than likely someone would look at as though I was just hiding a drinking habit or something.  Slugs like being out late at night, so if you want your garden to be very successful , it seems to me that you have to go out late at night and remove them, so they won't destroy your plants.  
The slug reminds me so much of sin and how it eats away at our relationship with God.  Sin eats at our faith  and our joy.  Sin eats away at out testimony for the Lord.  Sin is disgusting to God.  I've asked myself over and over "Is there really any blessing in a slug?  It is a most miserable job to get rid of them.  If a slug offers any kind of blessing, it's the perfect example of sin.  A slug would be the perfect example of what destroys anything good.  I think a slug is a blessing to a bird or to a skunk, but definitely not to a  garden.  If it has been a blessing to me, I would say it would be a lesson in humility, a lesson to remind us how deeply God hates sin.  So if someone were to ask me why I would thank God for a slug,  I would say it taught me how God might feel about sin.  

Susan Y Nikitenko
August 6th, 2017

Proverbs 22:4 ¶ By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.