The summer is the perfect time of year to see fireflies, or lightning bugs, as we call them here in Florida. They are so fascinating to see! They're not really a fly, they are a beetle. They have a chemical in their bodies called luciferin and when mixed with other chemicals, it creates this spectacular light. Isn't that an interesting name? In some species, their larvae will light up the underworld because they live underground. I find it very interesting that there are species that live in the western United States, but they do not glow. It makes you wonder how God decided to make some glow up while others do not. Oh, if only everyone who carries the light of Jesus would be like the lightning bug and show off their Light! We could light up this world! Just as this beetle was given a special gift of light, we were given a special gift of light, but unlike the beetle, we can share it with others to bring light into this dark and dreary world. Be a lightning bug and shine!
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16