Can You Hear the Buzz?

“Nothing is so like a soul as a bee.
It goes from flower to flower as a soul from star to star,
and it gathers honey as a soul gathers light.” 
Victor Hugo  ‘Ninety-Three’, 1879
I was walking the neighborhood Saturday morning on an uncommonly nice, warm day. Oh, the joy of sunshine and azure skies!
Here in the Pacific Northwest we have been blanketed and buried in gray days of drizzle for months unending. It can be a punishing climate to the faint of heart, but OH, on a clear, sunny day, it is truly the most beautiful place on earth.
As I rambled along through the neighborhood I heard a tree nearby. 
Yes, heard a tree.
Why?  It’s gauzy, blowy white branches were beleagured with bees.
Very busy bees–their hum and buzz rose and fell as they visited the showy blossoms in their light-filled dance.
I stopped to get a closer look and noticed their fervent focus–intent on nectar gathering, concentrating on sweet sustenance, they ignored me completely as I moved in tight.
They had a job to do. A God-ordained job to do.
I’ve been reading through the 22 sections of Psalm 119 this year and meditating on the power and importance of being in God’s word.
Psalm 119
102 “I have not departed from your laws,
for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
bumblebee on witch hazel, my front yard  
This seemed the perfect picture reminder to me from my Father–
keep seeking the sweetness of my word.
Find your sustenance in the nectar that brings you life.
Be diligent, focused, purposeful–there is honey in The Rock for you.

7 thoughts on “Can You Hear the Buzz?

  1. jody, i love your new banner photo! Gorgeous. And just look at that busy bee. A job to do,indeed.

  2. Taste and see that the Lord is good! The sights, sounds, smells and even taste evoked by that cherry tree are delicious, and we can sense His hand in it.
    I'm part of your SDG small group — so glad, because I found your blog!
    Your blog is a blessing and I am now following it, and I invite you to follow mine, Saved by Grace
    Laurie Collett

  3. Sylvia thanks for stopping by. I like the idea of praying a portion of Psalm 119 every day. I 'bite off' pieces of it and meditate throughout the week, and OH, there are so many promises I can think of to claim for myself, my children and grandchildren.
    God's word is so new every day!

    Bless you.

  4. I've “heard” a tree like that before, Jody! (If real honey bees are its “voice,” what a blessing, in this time of increased disease among their populations!) And how I've come to love Ps 119! I re-read a portion of it almost every weekday, usually as a prayer. Its focus on the importance of God's word, and on our/my ongoing need for His continual equipping and enabling to live by it is such a treasure!

  5. Oh, my.. I want to HEAR a tree, too! I want to be as focused on those bees when I open God's word. Blessings on your day!

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