Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
This has always been one of my favorite quotes. If you know me personally, you know I adore butterflies. So it was a real treat to be able to visit a butterfly garden while we were in Ecuador. The name of the place was Jardin de mariposas Nathaly and it was in the middle of the Ecuadorian Rain forest. A few of the women on my team and I decided to visit after we hiked through the Rain forest and went zip lining. This was a peaceful way to end our trip.
What I found amazing was how beautiful some of the cocoons were. Check out their actual colors in the photo gallery. They are stunning and they aren’t even what they were created to be yet in this stage. It made me think of our spiritual journeys as we allow God to transform us. The degree that we allow our flesh to die and to pick up our cross and follow Him is the degree to how we will be transformed. I believe many people get stunted in the caterpillar stage or the cocoon stage. Life is hard, no doubt about that. But we have to press through and finish the race, finish the process of sanctification and transformation. If we trust Him and allow this to happen in our lives we will wake up one day and realize we are butterflies (in the spiritual sense lol).
I sense that I am in the final stages in my cocoon. And I dream about the day that I’m transformed, it’s coming soon.