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Life has a way of interrupting our (literal) dreams and so was the case when I started drifting off to sleep only to be interrupted by an impressive display of fireworks across the Hudson River. Must be Flag Day. Why fight it? I got out of bed and moved to a bird’s-eye view of the celebration.

But, looking over my backyard toward the display, I couldn’t help notice that bugs only 2.5cm in length were fighting for supremacy over man’s great ingenuity. After all, computers are now used to time fireworks. No detail is left undone in their ‘choreography.’

How could a lightning bug hope to upstage all of this?

There were many and their synchronicity was unmatched. No human or computer could invent the timing of these Photinus sp. (one of their scientific names). It was brilliant. If it had just been one, I may not even have noticed. But it was a myriad. Like the stars, there is a sense that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

There is definitely something to be learned here other than its their mating season 🙂

Eventually, my heart and mind sided with the bugs over the fireworks. I couldn’t take my eyes off them. They were simply spectacular.

Why fireflies juxtaposed against boisterous fireworks at the exact same time? I muse. Perhaps God was getting my attention with the man-made stuff to get me to see the real thing right before my eyes. Perhaps God was showing that there will always be a choice between “Made in China” and “Made in Heaven.” (See my other blog on the temporal and eternal.)

Whatever the case, there is no shortage of God’s glory when we work together and let our gifts, under His guidance, glow.

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