Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, “What do you think—that He will not come to the feast?” Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him. – John 11:56-57 NKJV
A praying mantis is an ambushing predator. It lies in wait, for the right moment to attack, much like the Pharisees did when they plotted to kill Jesus.
Even though Jesus could perform miracles, His life wasn’t always peaceful. Yet, He is the Prince of Peace, and He makes peace possible for us, even though He experienced many trials in His life. We can learn from His example. Amen.