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Metamorphosis … Emerging from your Chrysalis

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, 
who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

It all began with conviction, the conviction that there was something far greater than yourself. That conviction spun the confusion of your birth into this unruly world, into the silken sanctity of rebirth in Christ. Your caterpillar self no longer lived. You breathed the sigh of conversion. But you, like the transformed caterpillar, were not supposed to stay within your chrysalis.

Watch the new creature struggle to emerge. Its wings, all small and wet like soggy paper, need to expand, to dry, to work those flight muscles before it is safe to fly. You cannot intervene; it is up to the butterfly. Blood is pumped from its abdomen through the wing veins. Gravity aids in the expansion process. Two hours is all it takes, but what a critical two hours to establish the glory of the butterfly.   

As for you, once you died to self and were born again, the blood of Christ coursed freely through your veins endowing you with the spiritual DNA of God. You were filled with the glory of the Lord, ready to spread your wings. And His Spirit remains within you to direct your flight plan.  

I’ve been watching my eleven-year-old grandson Cade, who recently gave his life to Jesus. Once he figured it out in his mind, he couldn’t resist the call. He is a new person. But it will take all his years to be transformed into the likeness of the Lord. Don’t ever lose sight of your destiny. Once called, once you love Christ, you are to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus (Romans 8:29).
Gradually the Spirit, in you, completes the transformation. Gradually the glory of God is reflected in you. It’s not about you. Soli Deo Gloria: to God alone be the glory!

As there are 17500 species of butterflies of all colors of the rainbow, so too there are a myriad of metamorphosed Christians of all ilks in all places of God’s world. You simply need to stay tuned to the Spirit to portray God’s glory wherever you are.

Nancy P

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