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4 May 2015 14:43

THE BUTTERFLY
A man found a cocoon of a
butterfly. One day a small
opening appeared. He sat and
watched the butterfly for several
hours as it struggled to force its
body through that little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making
any progress. It appeared as if it
had gotten as far as it could,
and it could go no further.
So the man decided to help the
butterfly. He took a pair of
scissors and snipped off the
remaining bit of the cocoon. The
butterfly then emerged easily.
But it had a swollen body and
small, shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the
butterfly because he expected
that, at any moment, the wings
would enlarge and expand to be
able to support the body, which
would contract in time. Neither
happened! In fact, the butterfly
spent the rest of its life crawling
around with a swollen body and
shriveled wings. It never was
able to fly.
What the man, in his kindness
and haste, did not understand
was that the restricting cocoon
and the struggle required for
the butterfly to get through the
tiny opening were God's way of
forcing fluid from the body of
the butterfly into its wings so
that it would be ready for flight
once it achieved its freedom
from the cocoon.
Moral : Sometimes struggles are
exactly what we need in our
lives. If God allowed us to go
through our lives without any
obstacles, it would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as
what we could have been. We
could never fly!

5 May 2015 10:36

superp!

5 May 2015 13:55

wow i'm short of words, God is an amazing Creator