Today, while riding in the car Watts asks, “Mama...why does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly?”
My answer (which is my default answer and the truth, mind you), “Because God made it that way...He made the caterpillar to eventually be changed into a butterfly...to be transformed.”
And as He often does, I heard the Lord whisper to my heart... “I made you that way too.”
And its true. He created us to be transformed. To be changed. Permanently.
From lost to found. From sinner to saved. From dead to alive.
Transformed. Different. A New Creation.
Because you really can’t have an encounter with the Living God and walk away unchanged.
You can’t meet Jesus face to face and ever, ever be the same.
The paralyzed man - lame, now walking
The woman who touched Jesus’ cloak - sick, now healed
Zaccheus - liar, cheat, thief, now repentant and restored
The Samaritan woman - thirsty, now quenched
Lazarus - dead, now alive
The woman caught in adultery - ashamed, now forgiven
The thief on the cross - condemned, now in paradise
Paul - persecutor, now preacher
And the list goes on. And if you too have met Jesus face to face, your name is on it. You’ve been changed because of the blood of Christ and His sacrifice for you. And you’re being continually transformed. Day by day. To be different. To be more like Jesus and less like the world.
Called out of the darkness and into His marvelous light.
So don’t settle for a complacent, counterfeit Christianity. Don’t avoid change for the sake of comfort. Don’t miss out the transformed story your Creator is writing for you.
Don’t be content to stay a caterpillar, when you were made to be a butterfly.
“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:2
“ - assuming that you have heard about Him and were taught in Him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4: 21-24