pollenNow may the God of peace… equip you with every good thing to do His will… Heb 13:21-22

Have you ever noticed the pollen that honey bees carry on their back legs?  It’s normally a bright blob of yellow or orange and approximately 15 mg by weight.  I’m wretched at comprehending mg, so for reference – Americans are supposed to limit sodium intake to 1500 mg per day.  At 50 foraging flights per day, our intrepid honey bee would need two days to retrieve 1500 mg of pollen!  I’m tired already, aren’t you?

Honey bees are able to carry pollen because of a very special curved hair on their hind legs that anchors the pollen in a “basket”.  The honey bee collects pollen, mixes it with a teensy bit of regurgitated honey and then sticks it to this very special hair, or Corbicula.  The shape of her leg, and the design of that hair facilitates her purpose.

We too are uniquely created for purpose, and endowed with something special.  In architecture, there is a principle that states: Form follows function. Pastor Rick Warren refers to this as our SHAPE ( Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experiences), and this unique shape in each of us ideally suits us for what we are intended to accomplish. Perhaps your passion is cosplay, have you considered visiting a Children’s Hospital? Play music? Volunteer at a rehab or long term care facility. World’s greatest shopper?  Make meaningful purchases.

During this season of thanks, remember the importance of giving too.  Begin by embracing your own “wild hair”, and then use it to bring a little encouragement to someone in your community, or think bigger and change the world!

Bee a blessing.




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