What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fly, Be Free, Butterfly!!

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As I was standing at my open kitchen window washing the dishes, I noticed two butterflies doing the butterfly dance outside.  Then I saw three or four of them...all doing this dance, flying around each other and obviously enjoying their Sunday afternoon.  I was able to capture a few videos of these beautiful creatures as I followed them around the yard...they were probably not all the same ones as there were butterflies in every direction I looked.  I loved watching their carefree flight...probably not carefree to them...they were either in the process of mating or searching for nectar...but to me it was a beautiful flight of joyous freedom...I hope you will be able to see it here.

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After spending their infancy ensconsed in a tight cocoon, this freedom flight is a burst of frenzied flurry...as they flit from one blossom unto another, filling up with the sweet, fragrant nectar of spring.  I haven't done the research on the life of a butterfly to make this a scientific study, but I know enough about them to realize that their lifespan is probably not very long...and they must drink in all the nourishment and pleasure of life while they can.  They are constantly on the move, in search of their next flower...and yet they appear to enjoy the task they've been given. They are not burdened down with the weight of this old world...they just live their lives doing exactly what they've been created to do.


I want to be like the butterfly...I don't want to be weighed down with the cares of this old world...I want to do exactly what I've been created to do. Like the butterfly, my purpose is to give glory to my Creator, God. 
"Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."                       I Corinthians 6:19-20
My freedom comes when I recognize that I am God's prized possession...beautiful in His sight like these butterflies...only much more valuable to Him.  When I give glory to God for Who He is and what He has done for me...there is great joy and freedom to be "me". 

So, "Fly, Be Free!"  Free in Christ Jesus...Free to be all He designed you to be!  Give God the glory...Great things He has done!!!
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