Why Did God Create Wasps?

Wasp 1“Hey, Mom. Why did God create wasps?”

“That’s a good question, Abbey. I’ve been wondering the same thing myself. We’ve sure had a lot of them on our deck and our front porch this summer. An exterminator has been here three times this month, and we still have wasps. Some days I’m afraid to sit outside, just in case one of those angry little beasts might decide to sting me.”

“I know what you mean, Mom. One of those horrible things stung my front right paw Saturday evening. It hurt so much I just shook.”

“Yeah. Mim told me. She thought you might be having a seizure you were shaking so hard.”

“I was trying to shake that awful thing off my paw. I finally grabbed it with my mouth and ate it. That put an end to the buzzing beast. But my paw really hurt. I couldn’t step on it for almost an hour.”

“Does your paw still hurt, Abbey?”

“No. It got better pretty quick. But it sure hurt when it happened. Why would God create such awful beasts? I don’t think they’re good for anything. And they sure are nasty.”

“I’ll have to admit it’s hard for me to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation when I’m warily watching a wasp buzzing around my head. To help me give God the benefit of the doubt in having a good reason for creating wasps, I went to Wikipedia to learn more about wasps. The “Wasp” entry says,

Almost every pest insect species has at least one wasp species that preys upon it or parasitizes it, making wasps critically important in natural control of their numbers, or natural biocontrol. Parasitic wasps are increasingly used in agricultural pest control as they prey mostly on pest insects and have little impact on crops.

Wasp face 2“So, Abbey, I guess there is a good reason for the existence of wasps. They just don’t belong around us – unless there are other pest insects around us that are bothering us even more than the wasps.”

“I guess life is pretty complicated, isn’t it, Mom.”

“Yeah. It is. It’s a good habit to always look for the good in something, no matter how bad it seems on the surface.”

“Even a stinging wasp, Mom? Really?”

“Well, we might not always find the good. But we can at least try to see what the evil doer was thinking, or maybe what good God originally had in mind.”

“Like I said, Mom. Life really is pretty complicated.”

Abbey relaxing on the deck - but on the look-out for wasps.
Abbey relaxing on the deck – but on the look-out for wasps.

One response to “Why Did God Create Wasps?”

  1. Poor Abbey — I’m sorry. I, too, will try to find the good in things like ticks, snakes and wasps. I’m grateful for the critters which don’t bother us — especiall dogs! Thank you, Abbey and have your Moms give you a hug from me!

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