Fireflies

August 23, 2007
by Julie Bowles

Psalm 145:5 – I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendour and your wonderful miracles. (NLT)

Jesus knows the best way to get our attention and how to draw us closer to Him when we get preoccupied. I am beginning to become more aware of this in my own life.

On a recent camping trip, as we were sitting around the campfire and the dusk had turned to darkness, we began to see fireflies in the woods around our camp. We could no longer see the trees and tall grass, as the darkness had come, but we could see flickers of light caused by the fireflies. We were treated to this until we called it a night and turned in to our tent.

As I lay there, reflecting on the day and praying with the Lord, the following began to rest in me. Just like the fireflies, we have the opportunity and the calling to be a flicker of light in this dark world. Many times in our walk alone with the Lord, it is only by our single light that the world sees God. I realized that if the fireflies had grouped themselves more closely together, then their flickers would have become a brighter light. How much more illuminating we are to the world when we all work together as one! We are no longer just a single flicker in the dark.

Romans 2:19 – … confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness. (NKJV)

When we hear others talking about how this world evolved, let us ask God to help us with boldness and confidence to tell others about the Creator of the earth.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, we thank You for all that the world of nature has to offer to us and for all the splendour and beauty of this world in which we live. Help us to show others the wonders and sights of this world. May all the glory be given to You for all that we have to enjoy on this earth. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Julie Bowles <julieanni@rogers.com>
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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