You may know the famous story of Jean Henri Fabre, the French naturalist, and his processional caterpillars. He encountered some of these interesting creatures one day while walking in the woods. They were marching in a long unbroken line front to back, front to back. What fun it would be, Fabre thought, to make a complete ring with these worms and let them march in a circle.
So, Fabre captured enough caterpillars to encircle the rim of a flowerpot. He linked them nose to posterior and started them walking in the closed circle. For days they turned like a perpetual merry-go-round.
Although food was near at hand and accessible, the caterpillars starved to death on an endless march to nowhere.
That seems to be the story of many people today. Many are on a march that leads to nowhere. Moses declared, “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil…” (Exo. 32:2). Jesus said, “Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit” (Mat. 15:14).
Who are you following – God or man? “For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God” (Rom. 10:3). By following the ways of man we are being led in a circle and will never reach our desired destination – Heaven!
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“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”