Friday, December 25, 2015

WONDEROUS CHANGE

METAMORPHOSIS is a term derived from the Greek word meaning a transformation.  Truth is that we are born out of the seed, the ova, the egg of Abraham. Much like the butterfly, there are four stages in our transformation, our metamorphosis from being a voracious consumer of all the world has to offer, to a new creature in Christ who is given the ability to fly above world views and see things correctly through the mind of Christ.
The adult butterfly lays her tiny eggs (OVA) on a plant.  We were all born from a seed, on a planet full of many things to eat, ideas to ingest.  The larva (caterpillar) eats voraciously for several weeks, growing so fat, so full that it splits its skin and sheds several times.  The baby (human) eats for several months, and grows out of its newborn
clothes quickly.  The PUPA (chrysalis) is formed around the caterpillar to protect it for months.  Inside the hard pupa a miraculous meltdown occurs. Out of the green slime, God knits together a whole new creature with new legs and wings.  The ADULT (butterfly) emerges from the hardened pupa ready for a new life, not crawling on the ground, but in flight looking down with a new body, and a new purpose.  The Monarch butterfly reaches deep into flowers and gathers a lot of nectar , they taste with their feet.  Pollen sticks to their feet and they transport this life giving nutrient to make a new seed, a new plant.  Their compound eyes allow them to see a wide spectrum of color and detect predators while in flight.  The wings are made of tiny scales which are water repellent.  The Monarch migrates up to 3,000 miles for a single season, never to return. How the Monarch, several
generations later, still manages to return to the same exact place of origin is still a subject of research and astounding WONDER.  Man gathers a lot of wisdom from reading God’s word and migrates to spread the message.  Several generations later, man returns to marvel at the mystery of God’s ways! "As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning." LUKE 9:29 ~ "Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 -  Without CHANGE we could be stuck in the dark, in the rain, in the clouds forever! Thank God for each season, for every change, for His consistency, and His persistence to work "in us", for His mighty purpose; to CHANGE US into being more like Christ, with NEW compound eyes that allow us to see a wider, larger purpose and detect predators while on our journey. "Christ is me, His hope for glory."  AMEN

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