I was pretty excited at the time, but when I think of it this morning, it seems a little much.  And when I tell you what it was, I believe you’ll agree.  But in the moment, when I saw it, it was, “Wow!  Finally!  It happened!”  I called over to Tina and said, “Look at this!  We finally did it!”  I guess seeing the positive result after so long made me react like that.  For the record, Tina wasn’t as excited, and I don’t blame her.  You see, a couple of months ago, I hung a carpenter bee trap to control and get rid of those pesky insects.  I thought that it would help take care of the problem we have every Spring.  Sure enough, the carpenter bees arrived, but time after time, when I would check the trap, nothing.  Then, nothing.  And again, nothing.  It was in a good place; it was properly set up, but somehow nothing.  I considered just taking it down – what was the point?  It was just hanging there, empty.  But then yesterday evening, it happened.  I caught one.  And I was thrilled.  As I said, probably more excited than the moment truly warranted.  Even so, it reminded me of something we all need to hear from time to time: hang in there.  Just like that bee trap.  Even when you come up empty.  Even when nothing seems to be happening.  Keep praying, keep sharing the gospel, keep diving into the Scripture, keep serving, keep looking up and living for God’s glory.  Paul wrote it this way, “And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9).  Then, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).  And how about, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10).  A carpenter bee?  Not really such a big deal.  “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”?  Now that’s something to shoot for!