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Ground Bound to Free Flight

There are two creatures that amaze me-the caterpillar and the butterfly. In a sense, they are both butterflies. Yet, only one operates AS a butterfly.
I once read a quote said, (Classic Christianity? Bob George?) “Nobody looks at a butterfly and says ,”Hey, look at that converted worm!” Reality says the butterfly has been utterly transformed. This is the ultimate “Opposite Day”! From ground bound to free flight! Dull gray to delicate yellow. Once ignored as common, now celebrated as unique.
Is there any creature that reflects our identity as believers in Christ? Death to life. Peasant to princess.
Adjust our vision, Lord.
If we have are believers in Jesus, we know (but struggle to believe) that God HAS a life planned for us. The life He longs to gives is new beauty, not former shame. It’s not even a makeover! It’s a Make New.
Proud? He can give us His humility and security.
Vain? He can give us His beauty and peace.
Weak? He can give us Resurrection strength.
Every day, I have to have to answer the question “Will I accept myself for who God says I am ?” If you are a human, you will instinctively see the slimy caterpillar as your “mini-me”. You will think of yourself as only suited for the ground. You feel like you are a creature meant for lowly living-primarily in the dark.
Ask Jesus to help you see the truth of your new identity. He does not see you as a worm!
Picture the old chrysallis husk cracking open and falling off. This is your past. Maybe yesterday?
Now, imagine our wings. Our wings are light and free, yet strangely out of proportion! Our remake reflects God’s design for us.
I have always loved butterflies and never knew why. I think it’s because they are transformed beyond imagination and just so beautiful to watch! They seem unhurried, secure, and quietly content in their new form. I want to live like that-my function being reflected by my form!
Believe truth and look up to your heavenly stylist. The strength of His smile shines on you. Open your wings!
Now fly because you can.12592669_1258143814201274_6705495360334083828_n