Nancy Mattison Mack
15 Jan 2016
“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near; Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:6,7.
A while ago my husband surprised me with 4 cocoons. We put them into a container to watch and see when they would become butterflies. The next day I went to check on them. One had come out of its cocoon, but something was not right – he was not able to open up, he was deformed, unable to fly and soon the butterfly died. I was so very sad. “why?”, was the question running through my mind. The next day one more cocoon opened up and what a delight this one was. The butterfly was perfect and was able to fly. We took it outside and watch it fly up into the heavens.
This made me think of about how sometimes we as people do not grow in the right way in our spiritual life. We are not able to fly toward God because we become crippled in the love of the sin of this world. We choose to live in the world and take part in evil ways. So we become like the deformed butterfly.
Would it not be better if we let God into our lives, where we would have Him shelter us in this sinful world, where we could fly like the butterfly in our spiritual walk? When the time comes we will be able to live in happiness for eternity.
Soon you and I will be gathered up into the clouds to see our Father in the land of pure delight. It is time to completely trust Jesus to see us through. As we lean on Him, the rough patches along the way will seem less fearful. When days seem not to be treating us well, let us “Hold on”! It won’t be long now when we will fly like the butterfly, our sins covered by Jesus, looking towards heaven and seeing that our Lord has come.
The “PURE DELIGHT” of seeing our Lord.