My, Devotion to Him #71
Early in a butterfly’s life cycle the butterfly will start its life as a small little caterpillar. During the end of its existence as a caterpillar the caterpillar will spin itself into a cocoon and for the purposes be in a lifeless state of existence. But as spring comes the mass of DNA within the cocoon has mysteriously transformed into a beautiful butterfly. The butterfly emerges from the cocoon and flies away in a completely new body. I’ve read in many articles that Scientists are still bewildered by this process.
I think it’s amazing how this life cycle is much like our Christian walk. We are sinners, crawling on the floor and amount to nothing but a tiny spec. Only seeing things from the bottom view.
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” – NIV
David calls for God to create in him a new heart.
VERSE PASSAGE: Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” – NIV
God says He will give us a new heart and spirit.
VERSE PASSAGE: 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here” – NIV
God goes further than that. Through our salvation He makes us new. A totally new creation like never before. The old creature (creation) is gone. Here stands a new you.
VERSE PASSAGE: Ephesians 4:24 “and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” – NIV
We are called to be like God in righteousness and holiness. Why? Because we are new creations. We do not have the old skin. In Salvation we cocoon and after receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we emerge as a new creation. A butterfly. Now we can soar and see the world from a birds eye view. We no longer have our old self upon us. We are made totally new and are able to begin a new chapter in our life.
Be blessed my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Copyright © 2017 by Jacob D. Olinger