She drove down the bumpy dirt road
to the summer camp.
Almost everyone from the church
Would be there before her.
As she pulled up to the entrance,
It was just getting dark.
She recognized the small blond boy
Sitting on the rock.
He was one of her Sunday School kids.
She drove slowly by him and parked the car.
As she got out she saw him running
Toward her, arms in the air,
a big hug to share.
She felt the scratch of the small
paper sack on her neck.
When he took his arms away
He said “ I got you a present today!”
And passed her the bag.
She couldn’t help but notice
the bag flickering….
She carefully peeked and found
Many fireflies flashing a
greeting of joy.
Honey, this is the very best present
I have ever received from anyone!
But I think God would want us
To set them free to share
His love with others
As you have shared it with me.
And she gave him another big hug….