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Sandi
04-02-2008, 01:06 PM
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. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further.

So to help the butterfly he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that at any moment the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.

It never was able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometime struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!

Remember...what we struggle with makes us strong!


findingfawn
04-02-2008, 01:09 PM
Thanks for sharing that Sandi! I have read it before and thinks it is so beautiful and true.

barbygirl43
04-02-2008, 02:19 PM
very appropriate. Thanks for sharing it.


midwife
04-02-2008, 02:25 PM
:hug:
I needed that today! thanks!!

famograham
04-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Jeez, woman...you just made me bawl all over my keyboard..... :cry:

:hug:
Linda

LaurieDawn
04-02-2008, 07:52 PM
Very sweet. It does make it all seem worth it. Thank you.

Lovely
04-02-2008, 08:27 PM
Thanks for posting, Sandi :) It's so true... :hug:

Iwanawurkit
04-02-2008, 09:03 PM
Sandi.....I love it! Absolutely true and beautiful at the same time.....