Sometimes when life gets really tough, in the darkest moments it feels like the end of the world. In ways that is true. When we hit the very bottom, things have to be and will be different from there forward.
I love butterflies. I have been out and about with my camera amidst the blossoms of spring and there are butterflies everywhere. I can lose track of time when I’m chasing butterflies with my camera. I have observed them in every state of their life cycle.
When a caterpillar forms it’s chrysalis and goes into what appears a dormant state, it is impossible to understand how that wiggly, bristly, wormy looking thing can come out such a glorious specimen of colored wings, long legs, and antenna fluttering on the wind and dancing in the flower gardens.
If only we could see the other side of what we consider the end of our world, we might be amazed to see what emerges on the other side. I like to think that our transformation will be much like that of the lowly leaf munching caterpillar into the majestic butterfly.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold all things are made new.”
Romans 12:2 – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”