While some of the bugs did not fare too well, it caused me to experience a moment of wonder at the created order God has made. One of Thomas Hardy's character likens the stars to the apples on the tree, some blighted and some splendid. When questioned by her younger brother, Tess, tells him that ours is a blighted one. Actually, Hardy and his character, Tess, had it wrong. It is splendid one, this world in which we live.
"The Battle of the Bugs" witnessed the other evening convinced me again of what a splendid orderly creation is entrusted to us by the Creator. When it seems that there is nothing new to see, splendor and wonder break out anew in the most unlikely ways. It is simply unfortunate that is so hard for us to see the glory and the beauty of this splendid world in which we live.