Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Flutter By ...

Butterflies have predators!
As lovely as the butterfly is, there are other little creatures out there that prey on it. There are wasps, birds, snakes, and frogs to name just a few.

When we have that new life in Christ, we have a predator too. Just like the butterfly needs to be aware of his surroundings and how its predators can attack him, so do we as Christians. The devil is out there and he is seeking us out. He's our "adversary".

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.   1 Peter 5:8

Butterflies Need The Sun.
Butterflies can't fly if their temperature is less than 86°  They cannot produce heat on their own and butterflies must rely on the sun to heat up their wings in order for them to move about. They have strong muscles but they can't fly without the sun to warm their bodies first.

I used to wonder why I'd see butterflies sometimes sitting on a branch, just sitting there, almost not moving for a very long time, with maybe just a slight movement of the wings. Apparently they were soaking up the sun in order to take flight.

Wow!  That is how we are as Christians. We can't do things on our own. We need the "Son" to warm us as well. We don't move along very well in our own strength, do we? We have to rely on the Lord's strength and guidance before we can accomplish anything.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  Philippians 4:13

Butterflies Can See Ultraviolet Light.
Did you know that the butterfly has the ability to see things we humans cannot see? They have the ability to see ultraviolet light which helps vividly guide them so they can find nectar to drink.

As Christians we have a special eyesight as well and we can see things others don't. Sometimes those without Christ just don't understand us Christians. We have the ability to see with the eyes of faith.

I think of all of those heroes of faith in Hebrews chapter 11 and all the things that happened because of their faith.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

[Julia Bettencourt of Creative Ladies Ministry ]

2 Corinthians 5:17 ... Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.❤