Seeing fireflies in the evenings makes me believe in magic! There is so much of it in God’s creation. When you stop to think of the firefly and how it lights up the night and makes us smile…actually even thinking about them makes me smile. 🙂 Why did God create the firefly? Or the hummingbird? Or the butterfly? The list is endless…there are magical little creations all around us. They make me wonder how someone can’t believe in a God, or even if they do…can’t they see He is the infinite artist and has a fantastic sense of humor? I believe there are things in this world created just to make us smile.
I want to be a firefly! Someone who lights up the dark, and at the same time making someone see the truth. No matter how deep the dark around us is, or how long it lasts, we can still be seen. Light will always get rid of the dark. We, as followers of Christ can be a light. We have been given the capacity to shine in the darkness.
It says in Ephesians 5:8-13, “For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live like children of light (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is well-pleasing to the Lord. And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather even expose them. For it is shameful even to speak about the things being done by them in secret, but all things exposed by the light are made visible, for everything made visible is light.” This translation might make it sound a little heavy…but the core message is to be a light in this world. Whether you are there to expose darkness, or to be an encouragement, be a light. Don’t let anyone or anything extinguish it.
This blog might have segwayed into a sermon of sorts…lol…there are days when I feel the burden of darkness around me. The other night I was lying in bed and thinking, and that’s when I saw fireflies at my window. They made me smile…but I couldn’t help but noticing how they made the darkness more bearable. That’s what I want to do. Darkness is heavy and sometimes frightening. Being a light means we can bring others to a place that is better. A place with infinite hope and unquenchable light. A place of safety and love.