When looking at a beautiful butterfly, rarely do we envision the previous stages it had to endure in order to earn its wings. We see its color, its regality, its grace. We don’t even notice the hard work it is performing in that very moment we are watching. We just see beauty. And yet, this beautiful being has lived two previous lives shedding numerous skins in order to become what is in front of us. This being has not had an easy road.
If God cares for the life of a butterfly in such detail, why do we question His ability to orchestrate our paths in much the same manner? In fact, why don’t we expect…no…look forward to it? How does a caterpillar trust the path God has created it for, endure the shedding and chrysalis processes, and emerge at the end of its days greater than its former days? The most important question is, what can I learn from the life of a butterfly?
May we daily push forward and trust God in the trial and the change.
With Great Expectation,