Glow Worms and Hope

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.


     ~ Proverbs 31:30
 
We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm.
 
   ~ Winston Churchill
 
Planet Earth – Glowworms
 
     Beautiful to behold on a journey through the caves of New Zealand, the glow worm iseconomical with silk reusing it when it has served its purpose, which is to trap its prey.  The display on the contours of the Waitomo caves looks like a network of tiny chandeliers.  They give the spelunker a reward for their exploring.  
 
     In this usage, Churchill was saying that while all people can be considered worms, he considered himself to be a glow worm, a worm of popularity.  He could be “seen” and so he was a popular target for political critics.  Yet, he is remembered for the good he did.  He held a union bricklayers card, rode with the cavalry in the First World War. Deadly to his enemies, a treasure to his country and the fate of civilization,  Churchill was also told by his father that he would be a failure.
 
    Churchill knew who he was, and did as much good as he could over the course of his lifetime.  Winston Churchill made mistakes and got back up again, and again, and again. He challenged authority, he held his convictions, he kept moving forward. 
 
     The glow worm holds the light in its tail, and moves forward leaving a network of sticky silk threads to attract its prey.  I would like to picture that while we are equipped with the whole armour of God, light is our signature, repelling darkness, holding out hope for the traveler, shining against the darkness, protecting those less able, leading the way.
 
    We are different than that glow worm, we know where our light comes from, and in whose power are restored, move on.
Today, take that light, and move on in hope, doing a good deed that goes unseen by all but the Lord.  Indeed you will glow a bit brighter.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
Hope Now
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