Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Beginnings



5 And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. ~2 John 1:5


For you created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
When I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
Your eyes saw my unformed body.
~Psalm 139:13-16

A butterfly symbolizes to me a new beginning. It also symbolizes the transformation of a human being into something that is beautiful. If you ever visit me at work, you will see that I have a lamp decorated with butterflies and a border on my bulletin board that is also full of butterflies. This symbol took a special meaning to me when I worked for a Christian Church a few years back and was given a butterfly necklace. I will forever be grateful for all the New Beginnings that life has to offer to me. Sometimes we have to go through some dark times in our lives where we feel that we just want to give up, but never forget that God's got your back. Just like a butterfly starts out in a cocoon for many weeks and then becomes a caterpillar later to transform into a beautiful creature. Just like our Lord and Savior was tested for 40 days in the hands of Satan, yet he rejected the temptation and was transformed into the one person on this earth who saved us with the help of his father. That is a beautiful thing. Let's not close doors to opportunities that can transform your life. Let's embrace them.

Update: Just saw this on my twitter account. Loved it! @RickWarren says "God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls & coal into diamonds using TIME & PRESSURE. He's working on u too.

LOVE THIS! Exactly my message to others a few days ago :)

2 comments:

  1. can you tell me where you got that butterfly picture? I'd like to purchase the original image to download.
    Thank you

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  2. I found it on Google over a year ago. I apologize for not knowing the exact address. It is beautiful though.

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