When Alex caught this grasshopper in his hand, I had to think of the Joel passage and marvel that God, the Commander of the Grasshopper, counts the years of destruction and repays us in goodness.
I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten -
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm -
my great army that I sent among you.
You will have plenty to eat, until you are full,
and you will praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has worked wonders for you;
never again will my people be shamed.
Joel 2:25, 26