Do you remember the third plague God send the Egyptians so pharaoh would let the children of Israel Egypt?
It was gnats! Gnats are like mosquitoes, but smaller. But the gnats didn’t bite any of the Hebrews.
When a mosquito bites you, it doesn’t inject like bees do; it bites you to feed from your blood. Mosquitoes pierce our skin with a sort of long thin truck. Well, actually, only female mosquito draw a little bit of blood to produce themselves and lay their eggs.
I’m sure you’ve been bitten by a mosquito, so you already know that it produces a weal 9a red bump on your skin), and if you scratch, it itches more and more and last several days. But why does it itch so much? Well, it’s a way our body defends itself.
When a mosquito pierces our skin and reaches a blood vessel, it sucks blood and injects its saliva so the blood won’t coagulate and it can keep on sucking blood. But God made our bodies so they would recognize mosquito saliva as a foreign substance, because it prevents that tiny hole made by the mosquito in our blood vessel from closing up. So, our body produces a substance called “histamine” to fight against the mosquito’s saliva and heal the wound quickly. Histamine is what makes the red bump show up our skin and it itch a lot.
It’s wonderful how God created all kinds of defenses to protect our bodies from anything that tries to get inside them! If God defends us from an insignificant mosquito bite, why wouldn’t He defend us from any problem or temptation? He wants to save us.
Draw a mosquito in your Prayer Journal and thank Jesus for protecting you from its bites.