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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Ant and the Grasshopper

This old fable is very timely right now, considering the condition of our world. Please review it with an eye to your own preparations. Are you ready? Do you have the skills and knowledge you need for a long winter? Are your family and friends ready?

Aesop's Fables  - The Ant and the Grasshopper  
In a field one summer's day a grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. A group of ants walked by, grunting as they struggled to carry plump kernels of corn. "Where are you going with those heavy things?" asked the grasshopper. Without stopping, the first 

ant replied, "To our ant hill. This is the third kernel I've delivered today." "Why not come and sing with me," teased the grasshopper, "instead of working so hard?" "We are helping to store food for the winter," said the ant, "and think you should do the same." "Winter is far away and it is a glorious day to play," sang the grasshopper. But the ants went on their way and continued their hard work. 
The weather soon turned cold. All the food lying in the field was covered with a thick white blanket of snow that even the grasshopper could not dig through. Soon the
grasshopper found itself dying of hunger. He staggered to the ants' hill and saw them handing out corn from the stores they had collected in the summer. He begged them for something to eat. "What!" cried the ants in surprise, "haven't you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?"
"I didn't have time to store any food," complained the grasshopper; "I was so busy playing music that before I knew it the summer was gone." The ants shook their heads in disgust, turned their backs on the grasshopper and went on with their work. 
Don't forget -- there is a time for work and a time for play!

The time for work is now. Please do all you can.

Blessings to you all,

Frank and Fern


  1. Love it. My kids like Bugs Life's version but hey, they get the point. Take care.

  2. There is so much wisdom in what folks think of as children's stories. Trouble is, folks get used to prosperity and think it's the norm for all time. Or, that prosperity is God's blessing and that as long as they're good Christians, God will never stop blessing them. Yet both sun and rain fall on the good and the wicked, both. Even Peter warns God will begin with His own House when it's time to set things right. How can we not heed?