- A caterpillar which is described as the larva of a butterfly or moth, with a long soft body, many short legs, and often brightly coloured or spiny skin.
- 2. A butterfly which is described as an insect with two pairs of often brightly coloured wings and knobbed antennae. It develops from a caterpillar and lives for only a short time
Which did you choose?
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it must go through to achieve that beauty.” – Anonymous
“A butterfly is really only a caterpillar at rest.” – Anonymous
“The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” – George Carlin
People sometimes compare the caterpillar and the butterfly to explain this verse.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2, KJV)
Sounds lovely to be transformed, doesn’t it? However I expect it is painful for the caterpillar and I know it’s hard for people like me.
Prayer – Father God, we want to be changed, transformed into someone you can use. When we keep our eyes on the caterpillar part of us, we miss what you have in store for us as butterflies.
Help us, Oh God. Amen