Andrew’s question

Will there be bugs in heaven?

Deborah Beach Giordano
© October 7, 2009
inspired by Andrew Dahlheimer

We imagine there will be
roses
and daisies,
ranunculus
and rhododendrons,
rhubarb
and raspberries
and little green apples …

We hope and believe
that our after-life
will be
abundantly beautiful,
extravagantly flower-filled
and sweet as honey.

With cherry trees,
and gentle breezes,
and sweet melodies
of bird-song.

And surely there will be
a soft background hum
of busy bees at work
doing what they’ve always done.

Butterflies
will flutter by,
ants will build,
and termites drill,

Worms will squirm
in luscious soft soil,
crickets will hop,
and ladybugs fly,

lizards will rest on rocks,
enjoying the ever-warm sun,
beetles will scuttle
in the quiet darkness,

all Creation will rejoice
in a place of heavenly bliss
contentedly spending eternity
doing what they do best.

There are those who will scorn and sneer,
certain that some will be shut out,
believing that God would bar the Way
with fences, locks, gates, screens and traps.

But I think they’re quite mistaken
to make such a claim, and —
based on the evidence at hand —
pretty sure that I am right.

Would the One who made
the splendid, endless variety on earth
be satisfied with a heaven
that’s only half full?

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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