One of my favourite of many of God's creations are butterflies. I have spent many a thought of how our lives, i.e. butterflies and humans have in common, not only together, but GOD AS WELL. GOD'S CREATIONS NEEDING GOD'S PROTECTION: PSALM 23. HEB. 13:5 AND 6 PROTECTED:PSALM 18 1 TO 3 ENEMIES: MATT 5 43 TO 48 ABUNDANT LIFE: JOHN 10:10 CONTENTMENT: 1 TIM 6 STAGES OF A BUTTERFLY: Male and female: seed - egg- larvae-hatches from egg, laid on leaf. Larva hatches, eats leaves and flowers constantly. The caterpillar loses its skin many times as it grows. It increases in size before pupating. pupa: turns into pupa(chrysalis), resting stage. A beautiful flying adult emerges. This adult will continue the cycle. Butterflies are found all over the world in all types of environments: hot or cold, dry and moist, at sea level and high in the mountains. Most butterflies however, are found in tropical areas, especially tropical rain forests. BUTTERFLY QUOTES: Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight on you. (Nathaniel Hawthorne). There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. (R. Buckminister Fuller). HUMANS: Male and Female: Impregnation of egg (fertilisation) - stages of pregnancy - birth of a baby - nurturing, teaching and all aspects of learning taught, e.g. eating, talking, crawling, etc. Toddlers sent to creches, the foundation of a long process in life. Thereafter as we know is primary school, followed by high school. In this way, I connect to the stages of a butterfly; likewise we are preparing our children for adulthood, when they emerge glorious and beautiful, ready to be free in the world. The cycle of life continues as they get married and have children of their own. THE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY. You flew into my life, I am astounded by your beauty and grace. Wings blended, tipped with your kaleidoscope of colours, fluttery, thin legs, like those of a ballerina. For a fleeting second, I held you in my embrace. A PRAYER FOR THANKFULNESS. Dewar Lord, I worship and praise You... Your boundless love, mercy and kindness towards us all. A love bestowed on us, that brings comfort, peace and hope to many. Guide and lay Your Loving, Gentle Hand on all present here tonight and their families. Bring comfort and peace to all victims in many rife strewn corners of the world. AMEN. ©PSA 11/6/20.
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