I know I may be bordering on obsessive here, but I just had to tell you about the craziest thing that I saw last night.
I was standing outside and watching my favorite bugs when out of the corner of my eye I saw a light flashing in the same spot, over and over again. I have come to know that this is not normal behavior for a firefly, so of course I had to go investigate.
What I saw was incredible.
This firefly was trapped in a spider’s web.
But that’s not all.
The spider was moving all around, working as fast as she could to wrap her silk around the bug. The entire time the spider was wrapping, the bug was flashing his light. In fact, the light didn’t stop flashing until the spider had finished her task.
As I stood there in awe while watching my very own National Geographic special, two verses came to mind.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3
Now, I know that lightning bugs are not cognizant beings, and that the little guy was only doing what his instincts told him to do.
But I also know that God uses all of His creation to point to Him and to draw us to Him.
So I am learning from that bug.
I could continue here with the analogy of the bug and the web and all of that, but if I do I will most certainly dip my toes WAY into the waters of cheesiness.
I really don’t want to do that.
I would have to make fun of myself if I did that, and that just isn’t in my plans today.
So instead I will leave you with the final verse that came to mind, and let you make the connections yourself.
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5
See you soon!
We are getting ready for an epic adventure, so I may not be posting as frequently during July. But still, see you soon.