This is my goal. Don’t you want the same thing? Well, you will when you find out what it is.
Scientists define metamorphosis as a change in form and habits of an animal during the normal development after the embryonic stage. Examples include an insect becoming a maggot and then an adult fly or even a caterpillar into a butterfly or a tadpole into a frog.
It means to be transformed. That is what God is talking about in this verse.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom 12:1-2 NKJV)
I’m not keen on being a fly or a frog but the butterfly draws my interest. However, even butterflies suffer through the indignity of change. They are eggs, then caterpillars, chrysalis and finally full-formed butterflies.
We on our path with Jesus will do the same. We are eggs who hatch into the faith at our salvation. Then we caterpillar into growth and finally we die only to emerge in the heavenly with Christ.
Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Corinthians 51-52, KJV)
Prayer- Lord, we look forward to each change point, knowing you are in charge of all of them. Amen.