As a butterfly lover, I’ve always loved the picture painted by the plight of the caterpillar crawling on the ground. It is prickly, not usually very attractive, and it cannot fly.
As metamorphosis takes place, the caterpillar enters a dormant time where the creature literally transforms into something altogether different. The butterfly. Delicate, beautiful and free to fly.
Metamorphosis is fascinating.
Likening the changes we go through in life from caterpillar to butterfly are times we are liberated from one very different life to another. We are changed once and we are changed again and again.
But what for? Why are we amazed when we have been changed into something more like we’ve hoped for? Is it only for ourselves?
Butterflies cannot fly without the heat of the sun they soak in. They depend on it. Without it, they cannot fulfill the job they were re-born to do.
We are very much like butterflies. When we soak in the Son, we generate enough of Him to fly. We take off and soar, fulfilling the job we were re-born to do.
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 3:3
Spread LIFE! Spread seeds and grow the Kingdom of God. LIFE. LIFE. LIFE.
Father, may we not let ourselves grow cold and render ourselves unable to fly. May we sit in Your presence and bask in Your love that we might be filled to fulfill. May my heart and yours be changed from glory to glory in the precious name of JESUS.
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18