HOW INSPIRING 2 Corinthians 5:17

jw2.112325Are you Prepared for Your Transformation?


‘Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new.’

Several weeks ago a beautiful butterfly climbed onto my hand and stayed there for quite some time. I was so amazed by it trusting me, especially because I am so much larger than this delicate species we share our earth with.

From egg to caterpillar, from cocoon to butterfly, this colorful creature emerges in her unfurling glory. The massive amount of transition she endures makes me think of how we, too, experience life changes so extreme at times that our old self is hardly recognizable. This led me to a question … do we accept the changes in our lives as easily as the butterfly unquestioningly embraces hers?

Because we have the same vulnerability as the butterfly, we need to trust in God to care for us and nurture us … we need to stop resisting change in order to spread our wings and begin to fly in the direction of God’s intended Light. For in that light is every hope to emerge as a better version of ourselves.

The butterfly is a symbol of resurrection in Christianity … appearing dead in the cocoon and emerging far more beautiful than before. So, next time you’re feeling like the world is shifting around you, ask God for his Guidance and listen as He asks you to put aside the old to make way for the new in your life. Take rest in Him during your transformation, allowing Him to envelop you in his cocoon of love.

For when we trust God’s plan for us with total acceptance we can peacefully undergo life’s transitions, becoming even more beautiful than before.

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