Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Word-Filled Wednesday ~ Fireflies

photo: fanpop

"I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows Me
will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."
John 8:12

Growing up on a farm in the midwest, fireflies were a common sight on summer evenings. We called them lightning bugs, and we loved to catch them and put them in a jar, fascinated by their mysterious glow. We do not see fireflies where we live now, and it is something I miss showing to our grandchildren.

But there is a light that shines everywhere, no matter your physical location, because it is the light that lights the way for life, the Light of Jesus. He is the Light of the world, and as His followers, we reflect the light that shines from Him to the world.

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine..."

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LDH said...

Such a sweet image! We call them lightning bugs too and they still fascinate me as they flicker above the grass. I never thought they were indigenous to certain areas. Perfect verses!

Cathy said...

That is so cute. Yes, I remember catching those lightning bugs too. I see a few around here now. Thank God for His marvelous light.

Karen said...

What a sweet graphic for this scripture, Laurie!

We did the same thing with lightening bugs when I was a child...and my grandchildren enjoy it, too....

HisFireFly said...

How lovely to have fireflies fluttering all around me!

Great picture!

partialemptynester said...

Oh, Laurie! I just love this...I agree, "lightening bugs" were a huge part of my childhood, too!

HL said...

Beautiful, wonderful photo sharing with Scripture chosen! Thanks so much for sharing WFW with us! I loved catching lightening bugs too!
Hugs, HL

Joyfull said...

Beautiful picture and a blessed assurance with the verse! Thanks for sharing.

Daughter of the KING said...

Like the photo... Today,God is really tells us about Him being the Light. Not only have I posted this scripture and subject but so has others. He is indeed the Light we need in this dark world.

Linda J

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a wonderful photo and such an encouraging Bible verse! We fairly new to the Eastern side of the US - on the coast we had a few lightning bugs. Here in Kentucky - a TON. Nighttime activities for grandparents and their grandchildren become a time of wonder here, that's for sure! :)

Toia said...

Such a humble and sweet WFW!! I love the image you choose!!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy WFW!!

Denise said...

I will forever follow His light.

Debbie said...

OK Laurie, now I cannot get that song out of my head. LOL. It's such a good song though so that's ok.

Love and blessings,

ozjane said...

I don't think I have ever seen a firefly but I am happy to be one and just to shine.

Jan said...

I have only seen fireflies once that I know of, it would be special to have them around regularly.

Precious, linking the fireflies with the light verse and song..... yes, let our lights shine.

Hugs and Blessings - jan