Blog

blog 

Butterfly

Posted on

2 Comments

Earlier in the year I wrote about 'a rainbow moment' when the Lord sends to us little hints to remind us of His tender loving care over us. For me on more than one occasion He has sent a song bird to sweetly serenade at the time when birds don't usually sing - right in the middle of winter! Now that the spring time has arrived at last, the air is filled with birdsong and I am spoiled with the beautiful calls of the blackbird, song thrush, and little robins calling for suitable mates.

Well, just the other day we had a surprise beautiful sunny day to treat us after what has seemed like an endless winder of grey drizzle or pouring rain! It was actually warm enough to open the windows for a while to let some fresh air in and there on my window ledge was a beautiful butterfly with its wings spread open in the warmth of the sun.

05_May_Butterflies

I watched it for a while as it partially closed and opened its wings over and over. As I walked away from the window I had to smile; for I was thinking: 'talking of butterflies' that's what my tummy is feeling a lot these days as the time of my channel re-launch was fast approaching :)

But I almost missed it you know! I didn't get it at first but there it was in all its glory right in front of me just at the time when butterflies don't appear. Could this be another 'rainbow moment'? It would not be an uncommon thing to see a butterfly around the months of July and August, but at the beginning of April after an endless winter? Now, that was something very unusual!

I was talking with a friend the other day who was telling me of those 'God winking' moments in his life when the Lord had somehow gone to the trouble to give little tokens of His personal care for him during troubled times and dark seasons.

So I stopped and whispered a prayer asking the Lord what was He trying to tell me when He sent that little butterfly to perch itself on my window ledge.

We all have them, don't we? Seasons of obscurity, dark valleys, sleepless nights, memories of better times, and we wonder if we as Gods people will ever be of any use to Him again or will we ever be of any benefit to someone else once more. Perhaps some of you might be feeling like the best times are over and all you can do is to wait to go home to heaven or wait for His glorious appearing when He comes to take those who have trusted in Him home to be with Himself forever. He's been gone a while now, and has been preparing for us - surely it won't be long before we hear His call to 'rise up ... and come away.'

Perhaps that little butterfly before he grew his wings thought that life was drawing to a close as a cocoon slowly started to grow around its failing body. If it were possible for bugs to get depressed this would have been a justifiable reason for him to be so.

But while hidden for a while and out of sight something incredible was happening. A change was taking place which would alter his appearance and manner of living forever. No turning back!

We might not be aware of it at the time when we are enclosed in a dark world and cut off from what we are familiar with, but if we look carefully we will see that God is at work

“When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and cannot find your way out of the darkness,
remember that this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.”
Of Unknown Origin

I have often asked the question quietly in my heart: "How can any good thing come out of this circumstance or this experience?" It doesn't make any sense at the time but looking back I can now trace the hand of God upon all the events in life that appeared to defy logic.

There are priceless things to be learned during times of obscurity, suffering and trial. And if you are a child of God please be assured that not a sigh, not a tear will ever be wasted. The Lord has a divine purpose in every event of your life, even those uncomfortable ones!

Well, there's been a fair amount of 'uncomfortable' moments in my life, and  although I wouldn't want to relive them over again, the knowledge I have acquired of the Lord I would never have known otherwise makes every disappointment and heartache worthwhile.

"I know in whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able
to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."
2 Timothy 1: 18

So what do we do with what we know? Do we hide it, or do we shout it from the roof tops?

Well, what does the butterfly do? He spreads his wings and flies!
You see, he knows he only has a little while ..... and so do we!

The promise of the coming of the Lord draws near and: "yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry." Hebrews 10: 37. It's not long before we who are God's people will hear the call and the sound of the trumpet that heralds His coming and our departure. What a day that will be - home, home, home - at last!

Time is passing and there is much to do. Some can do a lot, while others can do a little but we certainly must be doing something! Something that will bring pleasure to the heart of God and bless others as well. This is the kind of life that springs from an eternal sources, and the only kind of work with eternal value.

We all have that opportunity you know - Today, it's my turn, and it just may be yours also :)

 

Amanda's Corner

at YouTube

~~~~~

>> Do you have any questions or comments? I would love to hear from you - why not say hello down below!

Add a comment:

Leave a comment:

Comments

  1. Peter

    Thank you, again, Amanda.

    Posted on

  2. neil moraes

    Hello Amanda, That's a good start, nervous though you may be. But, all for a good cause. I wish you success and achievement in your endevour. God Bless and thanks, Neil

    Posted on

Add a comment