Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fire Ants

I have two fire ant bites on my left foot.

It's red, swollen, itchy and fiery.

It hurts to walk, to bend my foot.

It hurts to wear my flip flop or any other shoe.

I know that I get bad reactions to fire ants.

I avoid them at all costs.

Yesterday, at the park, Levi walked into a fire ant pile.

Immediately, they start crawling on him and biting him.

He screamed.

I ran over.

Saw the ants.

Scooped him up and started brushing them off of him.

Knowing full well that I would probably get bit somewhere.

But, I had to rescue Levi.

I had to protect him.

His safety was more important than my pain.

And I would knowingly and willingly do it all over again.

As I walk around today with some pain in my foot, I was struck.

Jesus does that for me.

He runs into the fire ant pile to rescue me.

And He would do it again.

And again.

And again.

That's grace.


  1. i love your heart and great application.

  2. That is beautiful, Kristi, and so, so true. I hope you and Levi are recovering well. I miss seeing your faces around HFBC but know you are in the place you are supposed to be!

  3. Levi is a blessed boy with a Mama like you,loving like God...praying for you both to heal. Thanks for sharing the insight - so very true!
    Love you,


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