Ants and Ankles

Sting

1 Corinthians 15:55-57
New International Version (NIV)

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Sting Me Twice, Shame on Me

They wait and they work together
Their attack you can’t predict
Signaling with some strange method
Their insidious pain to inflict

Then all at once in unison
They attack as one giant sting
You’re in their grip and powerless
To do a dog-gone thing

You can of course jump and scream
And give out a great big yelp
But they’re just so darn small and mean
That does very little to help

Just start flapping and slapping at them
You probably will need both hands
You might even have to strip on down
If you’re somewhere where you can

And when you finally get them off
And you’re itching and full of fire
You’ll remember that poison on the shelf
And your mind will fill with ire

And you limp out in your yard again
To spray those little beasts
When you step into a second bed
And they have another feast

So just stay inside your own four walls
Until winter comes again
There’s just so many of the dad-gum things
There “ain’t” no way to win!

©2017 by William Pierce


Father,

The sting of ants is annoying and even painful, but not nearly as painful as the sting of death. The sting of death has only one cure and that is the work of Jesus. Only He can stand in for us and free us of Death’s cruel wound. Thank You, Lord for providing the healing that is needed so that we can laugh at Death and look forward to life everlasting.

Thank You!

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