The Butterfly Effect – Sarah Walton

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

There is something about transformation that draws us. We are captivated by the idea that an ugly caterpillar can, over the process of time in the secret place of the cocoon, be changed into a beautiful butterfly with the ability to soar to heights previously unimagined.

Planted deep within the human heart is the same belief that we too were made to fly. Our circumstances might say one thing, we might be crawling along in the undergrowth right now, but deep down we just know we were created for so much more.

Hollywood has seized this theme time and time again because this story is of course our story.

The key to unlocking our potential is surrendering our lives into the loving hands of our Father, and allowing Him to lead us into the secret place where He can start a process of transformation in our hearts.

As the voices of our past, of others, indeed of our own selves are muffled by the walls of our cocoon, we can clearly hear God calling us by our true identity. You see, He has only ever known us as butterflies.

As he whispers to our hearts, we realise that there is a unique plan and purpose for our lives.  Day by day we grow stronger and more confident, and one day we find we have the courage to break out of our cocoon.  There we discover that we do indeed have wings, and that there’s a world out there waiting for us to flutter into, bringing all of God’s colours with us.

Sarah Walton
PA to Ps Paul de Jong

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