I had just pick-up my truck from the mechanic. The gas needle was almost on empty. I knew I had to get some fuel before I went home. While driving I kept hearing a sound. At first, I really did not pay it much attention. It sounded like a piece of paper vibrating in the wind. Then, the sound increased louder and louder.
I had to find out what was making that sound. I could not wait to get to a stoplight so I could turn around and check it out. It was not a piece of paper but a large black wasp flapping it wings vigorously. The biggest wasp I have ever seen in my life. It kept going in and out of some opening between the metal and the glass in the rear window.
I have been stung by a wasp before and it is very painful. I had a plan. Part of my plan did not include a sting from a wasp. I let down all the windows and drove a little faster thinking and praying that the wind would blow it out. My plan did not work because that wasp hung on for its dear life. Apparently, it was determined to stay with me.
I had three choices. Do I just stop and jump out? Do I pull over? Or do I just keep driving. There were people driving behind me so I could not jump out. There was no place to pull over until I got to the gas station. So, I had to just keep driving.
As soon as the light turned green, I could not drive to the gas station quick enough. I jumped out and the wasp decided that this was a good time for it to exit too. Wow, it wanted out just as much as I wanted it GONE!
What I feared never happened.
In the book of 1 Corinthians 16:55-58, the word of God says, O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But the next Scripture says, But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise God that He had a greater plan. A plan that Christ would die for us and take every sting. Therefore death is no longer a source of dread or fear. We do not have to experience anything but victory.