Each night I look out the window before I go to bed. I savor the full moon rising like a balloon over the mountains. The stars twinkle as diamonds on black velvet.
But lately I've been amazed at dozens of lights flashing in the trees. It's like Christmas ornaments in late May and early June.
The fireflies put on a night show. People flock to the Great Smoky Mountains to behold this wonder for two weeks every year.
The fireflies light up and go dark at the same time. The National Park Service holds an eight-day event for visitors to view this beautiful display.
When I was a child, our family sat on the front porch and watched the fireflies. We called them lightning bugs. My brother and I chased the insects and caught them in Mason jars. They were our lanterns, but we always released them unharmed.
It's an amazing show watching the fireflies flashing. How they synchronize their glow is another example of God's wonderful works!