It looks as though the dragonfly is almost submerged in some type of clay.
Or maybe, he landed on the pan of a house painter after it was filled with paint.
What exactly could he be on?
Look at the way his head is sunken down below the surface of the thick, muddy liquid.
What is that?
The answer may surprise you.
As I stood by the water’s edge, I saw him floating in the lake, just after sundown.
Not on mud.
Not on wet sand.
The lighting was such that the water looked a pale gray to the camera’s eye.
Surface tension, a fact of nature that seems to defy nature, was at play.
We grow accustomed to the usual, even when it is miraculous.
When the usual seems unusual, we, on occasion, take notice.
It was God who created the dragonfly.
It was God who created the water.
It was also God who set the dynamics of surface tension in place.
It was God who gave me sight, which enabled me to see it.
Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.
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