Dusk Delights

They were like twinkling stars against the backdrop of the forest at dusk.

I seldom get to see fireflies, but I stood gazing on the walkway to a rental in the woods this particular weekend.

Simple pleasures, these tiny creatures. Surprised and awe-struck, I wondered what God was thinking when he created their bodies to light up like that. Did he make them just for mankind to enjoy?

While they weren’t colorful, big, or bright and brilliant, these tiny lit creatures reminded me to soak up and enjoy the little things in life, to stop and enjoy the moment.

How is it that we focus on the big, when it is the small that delights and pleases, and even encourages us?

Going through a devastating loss, illness or even disappointment taxes our minds and bodies. But when we see a blessing – even look for a blessing in the situation – we know that God is right beside us.

Lessons Learned

A friend told me recently of lessons she’s learned during a painful and trying season. The main lesson? She learned to appreciate the blessings along the way.

I think that lesson applies to most of us today.

In whatever season, whatever pain, whatever circumstances, let’s look for the blessing in life, big or small. Take time to look for those God-given moments. They just might be the light in our darkness.


Psalm 8:3-4

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
 the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

what is man that you are mindful of him,
 and the son of man that you care for him?