A while back, I was having a really rough day and I decided to take a walk to relieve stress.
When I walked past my mom’s strawberry plants, I saw a beautiful black and blue butterfly – or at least, it once was. The bottom of both wings had been shredded. At first I felt really sorry for it, but then it crawled next to a strawberry bloom, drank some nectar, flew to some honeysuckle blooms, drank more nectar, and then flew away.
I was astounded.
Everyone has obstacles in their lives. That little butterfly could have said, “I can’t fly, look at my wings!” and laid there in self-pity; but instead, it stood up, stretched out its wings, and tried – and was successful.
Suddenly, the obstacles that were stressing me didn’t seem so bad anymore. If that butterfly can muster up the courage to get up and fly even with damaged wings, surely I can get up and try in my life too.
It’s amazing how God can use a little butterfly like that to teach a life’s lesson. 🙂