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Cicada Shells

"For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands."  2 Corinthians 5:1 Do you like bugs? There are definitely some very good, helpful bugs that our Heavenly Father has created out there, but as a youngster, there were certain bugs that just seemed to frighten me and make my skin crawl.  One of those bugs was the cicada.  I never actually saw one, mind you, but I did see what they left behind once they had passed on from this life:  their shell. The frightening, beigey-brown monsters were sometimes nearly two inches long, and they might as well have been two feet long for the way I felt about them.  At any and every opportunity, my big brother would snatch one from a nearby tree and attach it to my shirt or hair for the sheer pleasure of the scream. One day, all that's left of you and I will be our shell, too.

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