Dragonfly Symbolism and Meaning


Have you had dragonfly sightings and are wondering about dragonfly symbolism and meaning? At a low point in life, God gave me the dragonfly to reassure me of His love, presence, and purpose for my life. When I did a little research about the symbolism of the dragonfly, I was amazed how God used this beautiful creature, to pour His love into my heart. (This story and more are shared in my book, “The Making of a Dragonfly”, published by Lifewise Books and available on Amazon.)

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Dragonfly Symbolism:

The dragonfly is a symbol of growth and development. She is her strongest when she stays close to her source of strength, the sunlight.
As she absorbs warmth from the sun, she reflects it through her wings for the world to see.

We are much like the dragonfly, created to grow and develop into all God has purposed for us. We are our strongest and best when we stay close to our source of strength, the SON light. As we absorb His light, His Holy Spirit teaches, guides, and shines through us so others are drawn to Him.

The dragonfly serves to remind us we too can reflect the light of Christ in a darkened world by letting His Son shine through us.

Will you be a dragonfly for God?

“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His
light shine in our hearts to give us the light of knowledge of the
glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6


God makes Himself known to us in ways unique to our personality. Often through nature – whether it be a dragonfly, butterfly, rainbow, or other elements of His creation. He woos us to gain our attention so our eyes will be turned toward Him.

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