On May 16 I wrote a post entitled “RESULTS FROM THE FALL” where I jokingly added results from the fall of man in Genesis 3. In addition to the Biblically-listed pain in childbirth and that we would have to work our tail off to eat and survive, I added other results from eating the forbidden fruit like zits (acne), the QVC channel, rising gas prices, and the WNBA. Others comments that followed suggested sunburn, love handles, and underarm sweat as other possible results from the fall.
Today something to happened to me when I went home for lunch that reminded me of another possible result of the fall.
I went home and like always, I first put everything else on hold while I took my two dogs, Gaby and Kate, outside to use the bathroom. As I was patiently waiting for them to complete their business, a fire ant crawled on my foot and decided to bite me. I immediately responded by taking my mammoth-sized hand (at least from the ant’s point-of-view), thrusting it towards the ant, thus ending that ant’s life.
That being said, I believe that FIRE ANTS are a result from the fall. I had never encountered fire ants till I moved to Texas, which is proof that I am a little closer to hell. (Easy Texans – just a joke…sorta…) I do not think that ants are a result of the fall, I believe that FIRE ants are a result from the fall. I totally believed that God created and had some purpose in ants. However, I think he added the “FIRE” to ants after Genesis 3 to teach Adam and Eve a lesson.
(By the way, I am just waiting for a phone call, email, or blog comment from my father – who has a masters degree in animal biology – to tell me exactly what fire ants do and why they exist.)