Friday, June 20, 2008

The Diary of a Fly

So one of my most favorite books in the WORLD right now (OUTSIDE of the BIBLE) of course is... Diary of a Fly. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. The author also wrote diary of a worm, diary of a spider. I only have Diary of a Fly- Thanks to the Union West Regional Library.

You have to see the pages yourself. Feel them- you may even want to smell the pages- o.k. don't get too carried away. Here is an example of one of her entries:

June 7th-Tomorrow is the first day of school. I'm so nervous. What if I'm the only one who eat's regurgitated food? {She is sitting inside of a bottle cap lid with her hands under her chin- large bow in her hair.}

June 8th- Great news! Everyone eats regurgitated food! {There are 10 flys sitting around a crust toothpaste box for their table. Their chairs are push pins, and they are using cut up straws to enhale their food}

June 12th- My parents left us with a babysitter last night. When they got home, eighty-seven ofus were stuck to a strip of flypaper. Mom says we were a lot easier to watch before we grew heads {Two pages worth of pictures of flies stuck on fly paper, the babysitter is a ladybug with a kickme sign taped to her back, she is yelling and talking to the Mom and Dad fly as they return home} BTW the babysitter comes back the next time with a frog- and sure enough every fly had not moved a tiny bit when their parents returned (these fly parents have more dates that John and I have had in a year)

July 23rd- I visited my Aunt Rita Today. She's been trapped on the wrong side of he screen for a week. (Aunt is saying my word how you've grown girl)

Okay so the book just keeps getting better and better each day. She uses a magnifying glass to look at the things stuck on her which include yogurt, ice cream, rootbear, dirt, egg, gnat juic etc.

But the main thing is eve n as a fly she wanted to fit in with the other flies at flying school. She was so worried about all of the other flies liking her- but really she was not supposed to be like them- she was supposed to be herself.

She wants to be a super hero and doesn't have a lot of faith in herself. She makes a list as to why she would be good
1. She has the most powerful flight muscles on the planet
2. She can land upside down.
3. She can see in all directions at once
4. She realizes that while superheroes bend steel with their bare hands...she could each horse manure with her feet.
5. She can walk on walls
6. She can change directions in flight faster than the blink of a human eye.
7. She has 4,000 lenses in each eye.

Then her friend tells her "Superheroes save the world from out-space villains. Your brain is the size of a sesame seed," She was suddenly discouraged and said- I never thought about it that way....I can never be a superhero.

Then her friend worm and said the best quote for the whole book...

" The world needs all kinds of heroes."


Do you get it? That's you. You have been doubting yourself for so long, wondering if you were the right person for the task. Comparing yourself with all of the other outstanding "flies" you have met. There is only one you. You were called to do what you are doing. You were put in the spot you were in now to impact it for HIM. No one else can do your work. YOU are amazing!

Thus says the Lord:
"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine."
~ Isaiah 43:1 ~

Isaiah 41:9
"You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and sent for from its farthest parts, saying to you, You are my servant, whom I have taken for myself, and whom I have not given up."


Paula said...

Sounds like a great book! I'll have to put it on my want list. :)

Very thought-provoking message, too. All from the diary of a fly. :) Thanks for sharing! It's easy to feel inferior or inadequate with all the smarter, bigger flies buzzing around. Thanks for the reminder that we are all special in God's eyes!

"If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body, it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body...But in fact, God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be."

Danan said...

Okay...y'all have so inspired and encouraged me! I am a special bug, after all.

Many Thanks!