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Topic: Rain (09/07/04)
TITLE: The story of flies and mosquitoes
By darlene hight
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Early on, he got together with all of the animals and they discussed the selection of insects. Here is what they reasoned together. God told him to collect all of the animals and bring them onto the ark but He didn’t say that he should collect bugs of any kind. Of course, the butterflies were so beautiful. They decided that they wanted to collect some of them and so they did. Noah enjoyed honey ever so much, as did the bears. The bees wax was useful for making candles. So, they decided to bring some of the bees on board.
Dragonflies were extremely pretty and just in case one of those nasty mosquitoes sneaked past them, they collected some of them. The wasps bullied their way onto the ark. The fleas, ticks, lice and leaches slipped in on some of the animals. The mealy worms and cockroaches hid in the food cargo.
Gnats were so tiny that they could hardly keep track of whether or not any of them came on board and besides the humming birds needed them for food. The hummingbirds were loved by all. Naturally, all of the birds insisted that their favorite insects be brought on board. The Anteaters were absolutely adamant that ants be allowed. Crickets and Cicadas were brought on for their joyous music, spiders and silk worms for their fabulous weaving.
The bullfrogs croaked loudly and insisted that it was completely unfair to not allow the mosquitoes and flies on board. However, they were outvoted. “They are just a nuisance!” They all agreed except for the bullfrogs and other fly eating reptiles and amphibians. “We will bring all of the other flying insects on board but not the flies and certainly not the mosquitoes!” Although not happy, the reptiles and amphibians agreed.
So it was decided and agreed upon. They animals took shifts to insure that none of those flying, annoying creatures came on board.
As the rain began to plunk down in huge drops the size of crabapples, God closed the door and the animals congratulated each other heartily for successfully keeping out the flies and the mosquitoes. What they did not realize is that, two mosquitoes; one male and one female had become trapped in a raindrop. The raindrop slid in through a tiny little crack at corner of one window. The mosquitoes started a family right away in a little pool of water at the bottom of the ark. Two flies were also trapped inside a raindrop. That raindrop slid right down the venting flue and into a trash heap at one corner of the ark. And that is the story of how God brought mosquitoes and flies onto the ark.