Just the other day, I took my four boys along with my mom to a local arboretum to visit a butterfly exhibit. This is the time of year to see butterflies in all their stages. Butterflies are one of my favorite creatures. They are so whimsical. I just love them! We got to go inside a special butterfly house, or habitat created just for them, as well as for us to observe them up close and personal. It was delightful! The boys were so intrigued as they went around searching for caterpillars and spotting the various butterflies, that would flit and float by. Summer dreaminess at its best! Anyway, I wanted to share this little picture my mom took. It inspired me to create this poem. It came to me as a New Covenant version of a Proverb.
Consider the butterfly
consider it's life and let it free you....
Look at the process
of fantastic wonder
into true beauty and freedom!
Before it finds its way into the world as a new creation,
emerging from egg, to caterpillar,
and then it must go through a greater process,
to become it's true form as a butterfly!
Time spent bound inside itself,
as a chrysalis,
it hangs on a thread waiting to be released.....
and one day, it happens,
as nature would only predict,
the hatching from the coma,
and slowly it let's out its tender wings,
it is fragile and weak, yet it was born to fly and fly it will.
Time allows the butterfly to adjust
and out of nowhere, it takes flight.........
gracefully flitting and floating to and fro,
lightly and easy, flowing along
tasting all of natures goodness in each and every colorful flower
so many riches, so many good things to taste and to see.....
such a life of freedom, of pure simplicity,
allowing itself to be nurtured by nature itself.....!!
This is a life of pure freedom,
one that is meant to be enjoyed,
and lived to its fullest, in it's final truest stage of life
as it was intended to be -unbound and living free!!