Small Yet Splendid ~ Twinkle
Have you looked recently into the eyes of a small child who was enjoying their play? There, most likely, will be a twinkle. This is a reflection of enjoyment and peace. That may be small but it is certainly splendid. A man and woman on their wedding day have a twinkle in their eyes; it is exciting anticipation to begin a home for God’s glory would be our hope. This would be a flash of the beautiful light that speaks from the heart. A flash of light on a jewel can create twinkles or sparkles. A twinkle is an instant, a moment, a flash, an eyeblink, flicker, sparkle. Twinkling is an adjective form of the word: glistening, shining.
Remember one of the toddler’s first songs, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star? Most know the beauty of our Lord’s creation of a nighttime sky and what seems to be zillions of twinkling stars. It was my blessing for many years to live on a farm away from any outside lights. In the vast darkness, I was so thankful to have eyes to see the heavens declaring the glory of my God and shouting in silent splendor of Him as those heavenly bodies made many small twinkles become brilliant grandeur. Have you been on a long trip and arrived home late at night and have been so glad to see the twinkling of a porch light as you came over the rise of the road? Summer has a special phenomenon of the Lord: fireflies that twinkle in the dark and in a jar after a child and parents enjoy the simple but exciting game of catching them. Will they twinkle and live through the night as the air holes on the lid let them breathe?
In Proverbs 15:30, l see the verse reads, “The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart:”. Matthew 6:22a, “The light of the body is the eye…”. The small twinkle in the eyes can reflect the joy of the heart. I pray that each of us has eyes that reflect a splendid testimony of the Spirit in a twinkle of our eye. Even today as you read this, there could be an event that God’s Word speaks of that will involve the most splendid twinkle that has ever happened. l Corinthians 52:15 reads,
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” In a fleck of time, in a twinkling which in time is less than the batting of an eyelid, a split second twinkle, Jesus is going to take His children home. I cannot imagine the thrill of that event. What glory!!! My Jesus is coming to take me home and to take you if you know Him as Savior. We will be changed to be like Him. O the wonder of it all truly boggles my mind. That reference to twinkling reveals a small, quick motion but what a splendid, eternal happening that we who know Him are awaiting. Are you ever looking? Am I always seeking to be a clean vessel with my eyes on the heavens to hear the trump and know a twinkle that has yet to be? A small twinkling moment yet eternally splendid.