The other day I was in my garden and as I bent down to check on some cucumbers
out of nowhere came a loud buzz and then, “thunk” right between the eyes,
I got zapped by an angry hornet.
Wow…did that ever hurt!
Then if you can believe it,
within two days I had gone swimming and when I was drying myself off
a bee was clinging to my towel. As I began to rub my skin dry
the bee defended him-self and stung me on the thigh.
This was the more miserable of the two due to my sensitivity to bees…
swelling, pain and then incredible itching followed.
You know life is like that you can go about your own business
when out of nowhere an angry somebody zaps you with a zinger!
I am sure all of you can relate to a hornet in your life.
You know it is never easy to respond to those zaps
and to be honest I am never quit prepared on how to react.
When anger comes our way it is either deserved,
earned or a result of “the one who zaps” life experiences.
So how do you respond to the hornets and bees of this world?
“Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you,
live at peace with everyone.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends,
but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:
“It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
On the contrary:“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” (NIV)