What is the deal
I mean, here is this rather ordinary looking
flying insect, but wait ...
They have a glow-in-the-dark rear end! What was
I'm sure science has all kinds of explanations
about how this
fluorescent fanny is useful for mating and other
stuff, but why did God choose to make the
lightning bug glow?
I have a feeling it may be quite simple. I
wonder if, when God was
creating all the animals and everything around
us, he came up with the idea of the Firefly and
said, "The kids are gonna love this."
We know that God loves us enough to create all
the things we need to survive, but does God
love us so much He created some things just to
make us smile?
Just seeing Fireflies takes me back to those
warm summer nights of my youth. I'd be running
around the back yard with my empty Mason jar,
racing toward the flashing lights all around me.
I can still feel the joy and hear the laughter
echoing through my memories.
Fireflies were as much a part of summer as
tomatoes, and big ice-cold slabs of juicy
watermelon. (I also have a
theory of why God created watermelon seeds the
perfect size to spit, but that is another
God created so much diversity in this world,
much more than is needed for mere survival. He
made all of this for us, and He wants us to
enjoy it. We can get so busy surrounding
ourselves with man-made goods that we don't
notice the living tapestry God has laid out all
I guess Fireflies do have a purpose after all.
They are a reminder of a creative God who loves
us so much, He'd even paint the rear end of a
bug... just to see us smile.
Author Unknown ~