There was a feature that ran on one of the national televisions last year, 2018, showing a man in some part of Western Kenya who rears crickets. The man elected to rear crickets instead of the traditional source of meat for two essential reasons. Firstly, the crickets’ financial returns are excellent. Secondly, crickets are a great source of lean proteins. They contain all essential amino acids. He gave another reason; crickets rearing are eco-friendly compared to other sources of meat. Besides, they contain omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
The mature crickets are ground and sold to make treats such as porridge.
This story did not make me squeamish as my cultural orientation encouraged entomophagy at an early age. However, it was surprising that someone has gone ahead to make economic sense out these nutritious bugs.
As some of the humans continue to demolish insects as a delicacy, others would scream and scamper for dear life at the sight of an insect. Some have a phobia for crickets, cockroaches, and even termites. Others would abandon their exquisite dwelling just because it has been visited by a spider, and probably this spider has no intention of visiting evil on them.
These insects, arachnids and other bugs may be tiny, but they can be a menace to many. We get so concerned with these creatures that we have to buy pesticides in the name of controlling them without thinking about their unintended effects. Yeah, they may be small, but these bugs are significant; we cannot overlook them. They vex us and eat them. They scare us, but we still manage to chomp them.
Yes, He takes note of those small matters
The Book of 2 Kings 6:1-7 records an account of Prophet Elisha and his buddies chopping down trees to build a house that could accommodate them comfortably. Regrettably, one of the axes, that had been borrowed sank to the bottom of the river. Elisha just whipped out a stick, placed it on the surface of the water, and the axe head inexplicably appeared floating. With that miracle, the borrowed axe was recovered.
The God of the Bible is not only involved in notable events in our lives, but He also takes note of trivial matters and intervenes to save us and bring glory to His name. He is touched by the little foxes vexing your soul. He is aware of the tiny affairs and experiences in our lives. His purpose is to have an intimate relationship with us. We need to reach a level whereby we realize that every matter in our lives matters to Him. Take some time and contemplate on this stuff. What is that thing you think that it is immaterial? Bring it before Him in prayer.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)