The Transformation Is Necessary
The transformation of a caterpillar to butterfly is a necessary process. We must be stripped of our old nature so that the new creation can live. Once this process is complete you will emerge, fly and soar to heights you could never imagine.
Why Is The Transformation Necessary?
Once upon a time a little girl was playing outdoors in her mother’s garden and found a fascinating caterpillar. She carefully picked it up and took it inside to show her mother. She asked her mother if she could keep it. Her mother replied Yes, but you will have to take excellent care of it.
The little girl got a large jar from her mother and put plants to eat, and a stick to climb on, in the jar. Every day she watched the caterpillar and brought it new plants to eat.
One day the caterpillar climbed up the stick and started acting strangely. The little girl worriedly called for her mother. Her mother walked into the room and immediately determined that the caterpillar was creating a cocoon. The little girl’s mother explained how the caterpillar was going to go through a metamorphosis and will soon become a beautiful butterfly.
The little girl was thrilled and excited to hear about the changes her caterpillar would go through. She patiently watched every day, waiting for the butterfly to emerge. One day it happened, a small hole appeared in the cocoon and the butterfly started to struggle to come out.
At first the girl was excited, but her excitement soon changed to concern. The butterfly was struggling so hard to get out! It looked like it couldn’t break free! It looked desperate! It looked like it was making no progress!
The girl was so concerned she decided to help. She ran into the kitchen grabbed a pair of scissors and then hurried back to her bedroom. Having no thought to her actions or to the consequences the little girl snipped the cocoon to make the hole bigger and the butterfly quickly emerged!
As the butterfly came out the girl was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. She continued to watch the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would dry out, enlarge and expand to support the swollen body. She knew that in time the body would shrink and the butterfly’s wings would expand. But neither happened!
The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly…As the little girl tried to figure out what had gone wrong her mother took her to talk to a scientist at a local college. The little girl learned that in order for the butterfly to fully transform, it had to struggle.
In fact, the butterfly’s struggle to push its way through the tiny opening of the cocoon pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly would never, ever transform and be able to spread it wings and fly. The little girl’s good intentions essential hurt the butterfly.
As you go through life, keep in mind that the struggle is an important part of the transformation and growth experience. In fact, it is the struggle, the process that causes you to develop your ability to fly. Indeed my sister the transformation is necessary.
Our prayer is for you to fully transform and develop your wings so that you can BE all that God has called and created you to Be…
If you can catch a glimpse of who and whose you are like a butterfly you will be able to soar to unreachable heights.
Be Inspired…Be Empowered…Be Bold…Be YOUniquely You
We invite you to join the movement and just “Be”.