Even the caterpillar must spread its wings
It can’t stay a chrysalis
It must be changed.
Does it resist?
Does it cling to its cocoon?
No, It seems to embrace that change is good news.
It knows the way forward
Is both beauty and peace
Just as the follower who trusts and seeks
For when the Lord becomes our focus
Jesus may take the lead
And our apprehensive resistance
Becomes our joyful plea.
Tina S. W.
May 10, 2020
“God, examine me and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any bad thing in me. Lead me on the road to everlasting life.”Psalm 139:23-24
“The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self—all your wishes and precautions—to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call ‘ourselves’, to keep personal happiness as our great aim in life, and yet at the same time be ‘good’. We are all trying to let our mind and heart go their own way — centered on money or pleasure or ambition—and hoping, in spite of this, to behave honestly and chastely and humbly. And that is exactly what Christ warned us you could not do. As He said, a thistle cannot produce figs. If I am a field that contains nothing but grass-seed, I cannot produce wheat. Cutting the grass may keep it short: but I shall still produce grass and no wheat. If I want to produce wheat, the change must go deeper than the surface. I must be ploughed up and re-sown.” – C.S. Lewis/Mere Christianity
“And He [Jesus] said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 18:3
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