Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
Since my mom's passing in September 2015, butterflies have left an imprint of hope, love, and family on my heart. Someone gifted my Mom a caterpillar. She enjoyed watching it form its chrysalis then the color changing from a darker color to one of translucency. The next visual excited her, although her sight was failing and becoming blurry, she would have me gently move the container closer so she could see the different colors forming behind the clear covering.
I was at school the day this miracle bust from its safety to fly around in the container. Mom had my Dad call me at school. It was the first time in days she spoke with joy and excitement. It was muffled but I understood, there was now a butterfly. Her happiness was as evident hours later when I arrived as she tried to tell me about it. She felt bad it was trapped in the jar (it had air). She and Dad released it and watched it flutter and fly around the room, then after some time, opened the window to let it go free.
The day my Mom passed, Dad opened the window. Like the butterfly, her spirit left and soared with a freedom none of us have experienced yet. Now, when I see a butterfly, these are the moments I'm reminded of. I had a few tough days this past week and this butterfly was a reminder of hope and love from Heaven. A reminder to keep the faith and have hope because God is in charge and has my back.
I share this with so that when you have a bad day, a challenging situation, or tough time...look back and find a time in your life when you can smile. Remember the moment of pure hope and joy and focus on this. You are strong and God is there to hold you up. He places people and butterflies in our life to uplift us in the moments we need it. What will lift you up today?
I tell you the truth: only someone who experiences birth for a second time can hope to see the kingdom of God." John 3:3 VOICE
When you see a butterfly,
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323