Amy Rees Anderson

The Parable of the Butterfly

First I have to say that I love butterflies! There are so many amazing analogies you can draw from butterflies, not to mention that they are super pretty with gorgeous cool colors on their wings! They are just awesome! So today I am going to share a story I found called the Parable of the Butterfly…

 Parable of 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.

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!   -author unknown

That story speaks for itself. Everything in life is designed to help you be AWESOME! Remember that! Have a great Thursday everyone! And for heaven’s sake BE HAPPY!

~Amy

5 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    Love this! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Anonymous says:

    I absolutely loved the message today on the tweet. It was perfect and so what I needed to hear. To be patient and God will give me the blessings that I have been praying for in perfect timing . Thank you Amy

  • Shantel says:

    This story is exactly what i needed this week. For the most part I am a pretty stong person but after the loss of my twins every now and then I question things and can fall into a rut. This story just reminded me of my purpose and how to be stong again. Thank you!

  • Anonymous says:

    shantel..you were pregnant with twins? when?

  • Kerstin says:

    I all the time used to study post in news papers but now as I am a user of
    web therefore from now I am using net for articles or reviews, thanks to web.

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