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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “Don’t Try to Walk before You Can Crawl” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/17/08)

TITLE: A Lesson from the Butterfly
By Ginny Winters
01/21/08


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Oh, how I love the beautiful butterfly! Its’ gorgeous multi-colored wing span that is more vibrant than any material ever made by human hands, continues to astound me! It soars, it “flutters”, it delicately walks upon flowers and drinks the nectar sometimes without even bending a petal! How graceful and regal it is! Not only that but it is “FREE!” It is not tethered to any string, it doesn’t have a chain wrapped around it’s leg keeping it in captivity like an imprisoned slave. (Sound familiar?)

This magnificent creature, however, did not start out this way. Sure, we see it as it is in completion… beautiful, stately, proud yet sensitive to the very distant breeze surrounding it. But we forget about the “lowly state” that it came from. It was a worm! It crawled on the ground. It was always “underfoot”. It was easy for some unassuming soul to accidentally squish it. (OUCH! Have you ever been stepped on?) Somehow it continues on, learning and growing, and then when the time is right, it presses into a safe cocoon to spend time developing to it’s new transformation. This parallels our lives. The more we press into God, (into His cocoon of grace and love) the more transformed we will be.

Let God mold you and make you into that beautiful butterfly, just be willing, and press into Him. He will create a dazzling work of art in your heart!


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Carol Shaffron01/24/08
Good word. First things first.
Nancy Quinn01/25/08
Loved the parallel of our Christian walk to the butterfly. God bless you - keep writing!
Joshua Janoski01/26/08
Very encouraging! Thanks for sharing!
Yvonne Blake 01/28/08
Good descriptions! I could see both the fluttering butterfly and the lowly caterpillar.
I'm not sure how it relates to the topic, though. The words in parentheses take away from the strength of your message.
Good thoughts...keep writing.