This Little Light by Kelli Zaniel

Today I am participating in my first blog swap! I am thrilled for you all to meet Kelli Zaniel from Mothers on Mission. Please check it out!

This Little Light

God has brought you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Now you must tell all the wonderful things that he has done, (1 Peter 2:9 CEV).

Little droplets of fire float down and kiss the earth.

Sparks dance across the dark sky like poetic magic.

Fairy dust seems to shoot behind them.

They breathe light into darkness.

Mayonnaise jar and top in hand I catch the luminescent lightening bugs.

After capturing them, I feel as if I own a little piece of the moon.

The jar full of blinking bugs is now a shimmering lantern.

Without them, the sky isn’t quite so bright.

The bugs are dazzling as they buzz around each other in the jar.

However, the rest of the sky is empty without them.

Their beauty is no longer visible to the rest of the world.

Just like the lightening bugs, we must release our light back into the dark corners of a society that is suffocating without Jesus.

We must fly away from the familiar and swarm around the unfamiliar.

We must move beyond the church steps and into the blackness of an unbelieving world.

That’s where the light of Jesus shines the brightest.

I open the jar and free the lightening bugs underneath a shadowy sky.

I realize God does the same with us.

He twists the top and sets us free.

He releases us back into a cold world.

They too need the warming glow of a Savior.

There, we can share the light of Jesus with those who remain in the dark.


About the Author:

Kelli Zaniel is a Georgia girl gone west coast, gospel follower, co-founder of Mothers On Mission Ministries, writer for Everyday Christian, wife of David, mama of three girls, follower of Jesus, tropical skittles lover, y’all user, and friend to YOU!

Thank you so much Eileen for allowing me the honor and pleasure of posting on your website today! Sweet Blessings!

5 thoughts on “This Little Light by Kelli Zaniel

  1. Lisa

    Hi Eileen! I found your blog through the blog swap on Mothers on Mission. I've added myself as your newest follower. Many blessings!

  2. Kelli

    Thanks Eileen for blog swapping with me today! It is fun! I hope you are doing better today! Loved your post!! I'm so blessed by you!:)

  3. Heidi

    This is beautifully poetic my sweet friend. I love how you compared the light of the fascinating lighting bug to us being His light to the world. We are equally as fascinating to Him. And, we really are that small… in a mayo jar with a lid in comparison to how great and big our God is! Lovely post!

  4. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    What a lovely, poetic analogy Kelli!

    May we all spread His Light to as many others as we can, and brighten the night!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. Debbie Dillon

    How beautiful, Kelli. I love this format for you. It allows you to let your heart flow and pour your beautiful words out like a warm hug. Thank you so much for this glimpse into who you are. Be blessed, my friend, today and everyday.


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