by Macy Johnson
“There are also heavenly bodies and
there are earthly bodies;
but the splendor of the heavenly bodies
is one kind,
and the splendor of the earthly bodies
(1 Corinthians 15:40 NIV)
A fuzzy caterpillar
crossed my path one morning. Later in my walk, a butterfly landed on my
shoulder. God doubly reminded me of the passage I had read that morning during
my devotions. Paul told the new church about the resurrection of the dead in
the book of 1 Corinthians. New life springs from death, like a tree grows from
a single seed.
fascinated to discover the journey of caterpillars to butterflies at discoverwildlife.com.
Metamorphosis is miraculous. It follows the basic biological urge of the need
to eat and grow in safety, then – and only then – to disperse. Eighty percent
of all insects are holometabolous. They begin as worm-like larvae and change
into large-winged adults. In a caterpillar’s late developmental stage its juvenile
hormones decline and trigger the larva to attach itself to a branch and form a
chrysalis. Dormant adult cells start to grow, creating an insect with wings.
from sleep is often compared to waking to a new life. Every day is a fresh
chance to obey and do the right thing, the next best thing. The past is left
behind and a new life full of opportunities and promise is ahead. Sleep is
vital to the proper development of a human body.
is often compared to life after death. Just like it is a necessary stage in the
life of a caterpillar, it is another step in a human’s life. It can also be
compared to the transformation by the Holy Spirit when a person becomes a child
I will embrace all the changes the Holy Spirit will take me through. I hope you will, too!