Fireflies

One of the things that most campers will likely remember about me is my obsession with fireflies. Before this summer I had never seen a firefly. At most of the camps that I went to this summer, however, there we tons of fireflies. Upon seeing a firefly I would, without fail, stop whatever I was doing and stop and stare at them.
Fireflies are fascinating to me. Not only are the beautiful and scientifically fascinating, but this summer I used them as a metaphor for God in my life. When something good

scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints.
Other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life
When I was suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord, “You promised me, Lord,
That if I followed you, you would walk with me always.
But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
There have only been one set of prints in the sand.
Why, When I have needed you most, you have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Is when I carried you.”

May the God of Peace and the Peace of God be with you always.

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