19th July 2018

Bumble Bees Cannot Fly! 

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurange about what we do not see.”
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Scientists say “It can’t be done!” It’s impossible! Bumble bees can’t fly.

The reason is because the size, weight and shape of the bumblebee’s body in relation to the total wing spread would make it impossible to fly. The bumblebee is simply too heavy, too wide, and too large to fly with wings that small. However this bee is totally ignorant of all these scientific facts and goes ahead and flies anyway.

The one who created the bumblebee knows all there is to know about aerodynamics and yet he allowed it to take to the air—a bit erratic in flight—nonetheless it gets to where it’s going and gets home again even with the weight of all that pollen.

When God creates something or someone, he always equips them for the life ahead; he knows the plans that he has for each part of his amazing creation. Fortunately he isn’t limited by our understanding of how things happen and just because we can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not there. As someone once remarked, “I believe there is a sun, even when I don’t see it!” Faith is indeed the substance of things not seen, the things hoped for, mentioned in the header scripture. Sometimes life is inexplicable, mysterious, and puzzling, but God has control over all the things that bewilder us!

One time Jesus was asked by a rich man, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” After the answer that Jesus gave him, he was sad and wandered away sorrowful because it wasn’t the answer he was expecting. The people who heard the conversation were perplexed and asked Jesus, “Who then can be saved?” His reply was, “What is impossible with men, is possible with God” (Luke 18:18-27). So, next time you watch a bumblebee flying past you in your garden, despite the crazy flight path it bumbles along in—confess to yourself, this should not be happening at all and then remember, “With God all things are possible!”

Father, thank you for the gift of faith and for the reality that all things are possible in your power.

Study by Cliff Neill


About the Author:
Cliff Neill is an Elder in Grace Communion Church Luton.

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion Church Luton
Farley Hill Methodist Church
North Drift Way
Farley Hill

Meeting Time:
Saturday 10:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Harry Sullivan
Phone: 01908-582222
Email: harry_sullivan@wcg.org.uk