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Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Sunday inspiration

Just when the caterpillar thought its world was coming to an end, it turned into a butterfly

Walking through the woods one day, a man found a butterfly cocoon with a small opening in the bottom. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole; then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further, so the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.  The butterfly then emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which he thought would contract. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the  struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening int he cocoon, was God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!

posted by Ken