Michelangelos Hands


Where Butterflies Come From

by: Dana Huffman

Do you feel like you were born a butterfly? Do you view God as a butterfly catcher? Do you think he aims to get you in his net, grab you by the wing, and pin you to a board- to keep you from flying free and enjoying life? It's not like that at all. It's like this. We are born caterpillars. We inch along feeling grounded and vulnerable. We walk hard and fast, but don't seem to get very far. Our view of life is limited from where we operate. And when the weed we are on feels the wind blow, we think about what it might be like to... fly. We ache for more. We long to soar.

Caterpillars don't go to flight school. They get wrapped up inside a chrysalis, a protected place where internal changes happen. It's in a chrysalis that caterpillars are transformed and reborn into what their creator intended they should become. Butterflies!

God doesn't come at us with a net. He invites us into a safe and protected place. He calls us to get wrapped up in the love of Jesus at Calvary so that we can be changed on the inside. It is only "in Christ" that we are transformed. And it is only at the cross that we are reborn. It's there we are made beautiful. It's there we are set free to soar.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

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