The last few days I was able to spot the first butterflies while walking. Butterflies are fascinating and beautiful. Their different colors and shapes make them unique. They spread their wings and fly with amazing ease.
It is also very interesting to think about how such a beautiful butterfly develops. He is not born that way, but actually undergoes a transformation. Their existence begins as an egg, which later turns into a caterpillar. This caterpillar grows and grows until a hard shell forms around its body. In the end it comes out of this shell as a butterfly. A new creation has arisen, a marvel of God.
Just as God can transforms a caterpillar into a butterfly, he can transform us humans into a new creation. As soon as we accept Jesus into our hearts by faith, something completely new begins in us. A process of transformation begins through relationship and fellowship with God. Jesus was born for us and paid for our debt with death on the cross. By believing in his sacrifice, we are cleansed and free
. “All who welcomed him and believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12
Faith in Jesus brings us back into fellowship with God and removes all separation. The more we become aware of his love for us, the more we experience his presence and closeness. God’s love changes our hearts. God’s love transformed:
- Fear in courage
- Sadness in joy
- Heaviness in lightness
- Doubt in faith
- Hopelessness in confidence
- Darkness in light
- Worry in peace
- Dissatisfaction in gratitude
- Restlessness at rest
- Bound in freedom
- Death in life
In the encounter and relationship with God we can develop, blossom and discover our uniqueness.