Lord, I am Your butterfly.
You grew me from a caterpillar. You fed me on Your gifts to nourish me. Your Word opened my ears. I began to change. I learned. I grew.
You allowed me to find a safe sanctuary for not resting but for actively changing thru the most amazing series of modifications, inside and out. Within a protected shell I waited. I knew I was changing, but how could I comprehend how amazing this change would be. You knew.
Then you told me to start entering this world again. I could not remain hidden under the leaves, I had to peer out from my cocoon and stretch and find how to steady my new legs. All my mass had been shifted and repurposed into a completely different being, and yet my soul, my heart, my mind are still intact – I knew I changed – I knew I was called to take the next step, even if I didn’t know if I was ready…
You told me to fly.
You told me to stretch my wings and feel for the right moment. You made me capable of everything that I could never have imagined. You made then remade me.
You made me beautiful. You made me intricate, complex, strong thru weakness, and capable.
I now can fly.
I can open the gifts of the earthly phase of my life and fly thru the world on Your Spirit. I will be ever watching for danger as well as refuge. And in those peace-filled times I can catch a warm breeze and fly higher and longer – seemingly forever…
I do know that I cannot fly here forever, but you have a place for me eternal – then I will rest….
For now, I will fly.
I will fly and forever tell of You.
I am Your butterfly…