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Tue, Apr 11 2017 - 10:23 AM

Behold, I make all things new!

I've loved butterflies for years, ever since I learned they are a symbol for the transformation Christ makes in our lives when we invite Him in to be our Lord and Savior. Just like the hungry caterpillar buries itself in its cocoon and emerges a beautiful creature who spends the rest of its life pollinating flowering plants and enabling life and growth, we too die to self in Him and He transforms us into His image.

Last Fall, I got to visit the Monarch Groves at Pismo Beach. Millions of Monarch butterflies winter in the Eucalyptus grove and their progeny come back year after year. They are everywhere, but especially clustered together in the trees so they they look like flower petals and leaves.

Yesterday I watched a Monarch butterfly as it flitted from orange blossom to orange blossom in our big orange tree. Its presence reminds me that it is spring now. The fruit and nut trees are blossoming. This Sunday we will celebrate Jesus' resurrection from the dead. God's words in Revelation 2:5 resound within my heart, "Behold, I make all things new." And he said unto me, "Write: for these words are true and faithful."

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for Jesus' death on the cross and His resurrection. Thank you for the new life You give me each day in Him. I ask You, as did the Psalmist, to "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." (Psalm 51:10) Thank You for making all things new. I pray in Jesus' blessed name.

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m7thprophet - 1 year ago

I don't know to say a bigger amen to this
An excellent word

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About: Faith in Christ is the foundation of my essence. My relationship with Jesus began when I was nearly six years old when I asked Jesus to come into my heart and be my Savior. But my testimony doesn't end there. Throughout my 60+ years, the Lord has been growing me and leading me through valleys and up on mountaintops to develop the character He wants me to have. I have learned that He truly does work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. Trust is key to a deep abiding obedient relationship with my Heavenly Father. God bless all who enter here!

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