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08/03/19 Weekend Grif.Net – Helping the Caterpillar

08/03/19 Weekend Grif.Net – Helping the Caterpillar

A man found a =
cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and =
watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its =
body through that little hole. Until it suddenly stopped making any =
progress and looked like it was stuck.

 

So the man =
decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped =
off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, =
although it had a swollen body and small, shriveled =
wings.

 

The man =
didn’t think anything of it and sat there waiting for the wings to =
enlarge to support the butterfly. But that didn’t happen. The =
butterfly spent the rest of its life unable to fly, crawling around with =
tiny wings and a swollen body.

 

Despite the =
kind heart of the man, he didn’t understand that the =
restricting cocoon and the struggle needed by the butterfly to get =
itself through the small opening, were God’s way of forcing fluid =
from the body of the butterfly into its wings. This prepare it for =
flying once it was out of the cocoon.

 

Moral: Our =
struggles in life develop our strengths. Without struggles, we never =
grow and never get stronger, so it’s important for us to tackle =
challenges on our own, and not be relying on help from =
others.

And remember, What the caterpillar calls “the end =
of the world”, the Master calls a “butterfly”.  =
(Richard Bach)

 

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Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"