A Little Firefly


 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:15 KJV

One of my favorite old time songs from church is “This Little Light of Mine. It reminds me of a night when our boys were small, and we lived in a tiny second floor apartment. One night my wife thought she heard a sound coming from the children’s room. Since our flashlight was buried somewhere in a kitchen drawer, she just carefully worked her way through the dark towards their door. I half woke up as she got out of bed, but when I heard her voice suddenly pierce the night with “Oh! Oh!” she had my undivided attention.

“What’s going on?” I shouted sitting bolt upright ready to rush to her rescue. By this time though the startled little scream had been replaced by peals of laughter. “You wouldn’t believe it!” Nancy said as she quickly slipped back into our bedroom. “I was in the right middle of the kitchen when a firefly lit up no more than an inch in front of by nose!” That tiny bug had everyone’s attention, not because of how impressive the candlepower of his light, but because he chose the darkest night to shine it.

With all the problems going on in the world around us we can easily get discouraged and feel like our little light won’t make much of a difference. But it just may be that God has called you to give just a little flash of His love to someone on the darkest night of their life!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. 🎶It only takes a spark to get a fire going. And then all those around can warm up in its glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love—once you’ve experienced it. You want to sing; it’s fresh like spring. You want to pass it on.🎶. One of my favorites from the 1970’s Bell Bottom days.

    Great story, Pete!

    I wrote a piece awhile back about my experience with one firefly. I paste the link here if that’s ok.

    God Bless.

  2. pastorpete51 says:

    Wow that was a beautiful post and a Frost poem I was not familiar with. Thanks!

  3. gracespeaker says:

    Great story with a great lesson!

    1. pastorpete51 says:

      Thanks. I told this today at Nursing Home and got inspired to write about it. Glad you enjoyed!

  4. So true! The darker the night, the brighter the stars look. And they are so much more glorious when we see them at the lake up north than in Louisville, competing with the bright city lights.

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