The Testimony of a Caterpillar πŸ›

 I was watching a video about butterflies and was so struck by the revelation their life cycle carries with it…
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.   Romans 1:20 
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– Don’t Despise the Days of Small Beginnings: A newborn caterpillar fits on the head of a pin it is so small.
– BREAKTHROUGH: In the egg the caterpillar is simply existing, but life begins when it breaks through the shell and begins its magnificent journey. 
– HUMILITY: Once born it eats the shell of the its own egg. It has to swallow the very thing that held it back to make it to the next step.
– Eat for your Season & Eat a Lot: From that point forward the caterpillar eats VORACIOUSLY and it dines on MILKweed. 
– PROCESS: Caterpillars grow very quickly and shed their skin frequently, each time marking a new stage in their life. 
– SHED YOUR SKIN: This process is called ‘instar’ from Latin meaning form/likeness. So with each shedding, the caterpillar takes on a slightly new form/likeness.
– UNDERNEATH: Don’t count out what appears to be on the bottom. When the final stage of metamorphosis is ready to begin the caterpillar searches the UNDERSIDE of a twig. Those that are first shAll be last…
– DESTINY: One of my favorite parts – the last shedding is the most miraculous one…the caterpillar has to break free from ITSELF. As it sheds its final skin you realize that you were beholding an illusion and there is evidence that the true destiny of this creature is something much different then what you first beheld. 
– PROTECTION: The newly formed pupa takes on the appearance of something very ordinary to protect it from predators. Meanwhile…
– BEAUTY FROM ASHES: While the pupa is masquerading as a mere plant, INTERNALLY, the ashes of everything the caterpillar once was are being formed into something so beautiful and so magnificent, it is nothing short of miraculous….WINGS.
– NEW: The old has completely passed away and out of the ashes have came a beautiful butterfly that is vibrantly colored with all, new colors. This is a completely and totally different creature from the caterpillar. 
– LIFE: Before this new creation can take flight, it spreads its wings and begins to pump fluid from the stored nutrients and fluid in its belly until the wings are stretched and expanded into their full size. When you fill up on the WORD, streams of living water flow from within you. 
– BEHOLD: The butterfly takes flight, leaving the shell of its former self behind. It will never again use the same mode of transportation. It will never again eat the same food. 
– DISCIPLESHIP: All things become new and the butterfly will continue to be nourished on nectar so it can REPRODUCE – continuing the cycle of life. 
The video…Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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