Stand with me for a moment and pause amidst your full day to listen. Under this canopy of golden blooms, bees buzz in their distinct anthem of likemindedness and purpose. Though I captured only one furry creature from behind my lens, the power of the presence of this hive is unmistakable. There is a multitude at work! And what are they doing? Well of course, they are finding sweet nectar and pollen. From these brave determined yet fragile creatures comes an offering like no other...honey! Is there anything like it? The delicious, exquisite byproduct of their obedience to the task at hand is a treasure of sweetness, which fills and nourishes. Even the most bitter thing one must swallow can be transformed by a bit of honey. And as they spread provision in their dilegence, blossoms and fruit will also come, about which they don't even know! Today, the love of Jesus is transforming bitter things, through the hard work set before us as his hands and feet on earth. Do not be overwhelmed or afraid! There is much to do, and perhaps you feel small and alone, but you are powerfully equipped and the remnant is a mighty network! The equipping by God's Word and power of prayer are our mighty tools. And yes, we can sting, but that is our protection only when we must! Our main goal is to work in unity, to bring the sweetest love of Jesus to the world. It transforms everything!