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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“Look! There’s a butterfly!”

When we say those words, any person within earshot will turn to look at the butterfly. As the tiny creature glides through the air, we observe them with wonder and awe.

What is it about butterflies that makes them so universally loved? Perhaps it is the beautiful colors on their delicate wings. Or the graceful way they fly from one flower to another. It might be that butterflies suddenly appear at the same time each year when winter turns to spring and flowers have begun to bloom.

When I think about butterflies, I remember that every magnificent butterfly was once a lowly caterpillar crawling through the grass. How does a wormlike earthbound creature become transformed into a graceful, winged butterfly that floats through the air? I know there is a detailed scientific explanation for this phenomenon, but I like to look at each butterfly with childlike faith and simply believe it’s a miracle.

And with childlike faith, I also believe that the same God who changes a caterpillar into a butterfly can also transform our lives if we allow Him.

All our sins were placed on Jesus when He died on the cross. When we put our trust in Him, He sends His Spirit to live in us. He then begins the process of changing us from the inside out. Gradually, we become more like a butterfly and less like a caterpillar.

The transformation process is gradual. Our part is to remain close to Him. Talk to Him. Listen to Him. Obey Him. Trust Him. Relax and allow Him to do His transforming work.

The next time a beautiful butterfly glides by you, remember it was once a lowly caterpillar. Then remember that the same Creator who transformed the caterpillar into the butterfly is also transforming you.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Diane Furlong

Diane Furlong is a Christian devotion writer who is happily retired and enjoying life in Florida. She enjoys writing, involvement in church, volunteer work, and reading. She loves to walk outdoors and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. You can follow Diane on DianeFurlong.blogspot.com.