The caterpillar grows, then hides itself within the confines of silken thread.
In the darkness of the cocoon a metamorphosis takes place.
Chemically disassembled and reconstructed.
New life begins to burst forth…
Fluid pumped from body into crumpled wings…
Beating against the cocoon to dry off.
Kicking, pushing away the silken threads of the old existence.
If one could watch, the process of “coming to be” painful to watch…
seems almost the struggle of death.
If one were to take pity and alleviate the struggle to become
by ever so carefully cutting open the cocoon.
The emerging butterfly would quickly die.
Without the struggle ….the butterfly is unable to dry its wings.
You see the butterfly needs the struggle…
It is part of the becoming.
If you take away the struggle, you take away life…you take away becoming the beauty meant to be….you take away the metamorphosis.
Give thanks for the struggle. Your Heavenly Father loves you so much He is drawing you to Him. And in the drawing you are becoming something new, beautiful, with wings to fly.
“People do not put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the the skins burst, the wine spills out and the skins are ruined. rather they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matt 9:17