Jul 15, 2010

A Firefly Story that will Encourage You!

This really happened to me...thought I would share it with you...

You know I have a household of sick kids (well only 2 left now)...but when I went to bed at after 11 PM, I was really tired. As I was falling asleep, a bright-bright light kept shining in my window. It kept disappearing before I could focus on what it was. It was so very bright when it did shine, then it was really really dark again. I forced my eyes to stay open and watch to see if I could see it again. I did and still couldn't figure out what it was, so I got out of bed.


I walked to the window and do you know what I saw? Fireflies. A whole bunch of them outside of my window.

I stayed quiet, in the dark , trying to figure out what was going on. Outside the window a couple of fireflies were making a circle pattern around my window. It continued for a while, I was amazed that they could make such a good circle-about the size of a dinner plate. I wondered why though. Usually you don't spot fireflies so high up (they prefer the ground). As my eyes adjusted to their brightness (and they were blinking in unison on top of it all)...

...I noticed that there was one constant light on the bottom of my window. Upon closer investigation, I realized the little guy was trapped between the inside portion of our glass and screen. His light was left on...it was dim, but very on. I slid the window up and talked to him (her?) gently. I told him I had seen his friends rescue signal and was here to bring him *OUT.* He hid in a corner for a while, but I persuaded him to climb in my hands. I stood there in amazement, as now his light was of a soft greenish glow and was growing ever brighter.

I carried him downstairs and let him out the front door. Thanking him for the light show and blessing his little lightening bug life. I told him he had really nice friends.

When I got back into bed his friends had left, only darkness and sleep were calling me. But the Lord really spoke to me in this little mini-drama.

Alone sometimes our lights are dim, during trials or hardship, but if we have that Light within us, it shines out and God sends help ;-) And even when we don't know it our light is shining among men, who hopefully are awake enough to see and take notice of the Holy Spirit that resides within us as Believers.
It is so good to have friends, it is good to have friends who willingly shine into our dark places-even when there seems to be no hope. How thankful I am that we don't walk this road alone, but that we are surrounded by our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Hope this ministers to you as much as it is still ministering to me.
Shine on my friends, shine on!

11 comments:

GODthinker said...

Beautiful and encouraging!!!

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful truth you bring to us in your post! it brought tears to my eyes... and..I'm glad you like the wire-wrapped rings also. We are still working on them, trying to get the 'hang' of it down pat. =)

SinginginHisName said...

encouraging story and what a lovely way to remind us to listen to the Holy Spirit through our friends and family in Christ!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Beautiful story..please consider submitting it for publication to Guidepost or some other Christian publication (focus on the family for instance)
They do pay for stories and your story is so touching I'd love to see it read by a larger audience!

Shannon- said...

Beautiful!

"Indescribable" said...

Such a cool metaphore! (or should I say enlightening?)

mom of 3, hater of cheese and birds said...

thank you for your constant encouragement friend! keep in contact, even tho I've had to disable comments on my blog, I still get them. we will be updating and praying to leave for Hungary in 6-8 months!

Saminda said...

I love this SO MUCH Kimmie, thank you. :) xx

Anonymous said...

Kimmie ~ This makes me think of a friend of mine who is "trapped" like your little bug in the window, but in a situation of domestic violence against her children (from their father). Today in court the judge ruled to repeal the order of protection so the dad now has full access again to these little ones (ages 6, 4, and 1 1/2). We as her friends are trying to shine HIS light to my friend and her children to support, encourage and love her, but please do pray for them to be rescued as you rescued that little bug. And for the Father's protection of them all and for wisdom and comfort for my dear friend's heart. It is all so confusing and hard. God is still sovereign, but this is hard to understand. Thanks, Kimmie.

Camee

Kathy said...

What a beautiful story. Brought tears to my eyes. Right now I feel like I'm the little bug trapped in the window, hoping to be rescued.

Renata said...

Firstly - I'm sorry I've been a slack reader & hadn't realised you were all sick - praying for a quick recovery for all.
Love the firefly story - it reminds me of at the end of last year I was feeling so lonely - I am the only person around here who home schools. I prayed about it quite a lot & God has since sent a beautiful group of ladies who only live 45 mins away - we get together each week & it is wonderful to have the encouragement & friendship & join each other in praying for our families.
Thanks for sharing your story
Renata:)

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