I have always loved butterflies. They are for me, a symbol of the Christ-life and point to both beauty and the Divine Promise and Hope for ‘better’.
My 77th birthday was on June 25th and I will remember it always as my butterfly birthday. I give thanks for everyone who contributed to making this day special. Most of all I give thanks for the reminders in this day which both surprised and brought spiritual LIFE.
After getting dressed I looked in the mirror and thought ‘This outfit looks drab perhaps I can find something to brighten it up.’
I saw the red rosette with the attached sign BIRTHDAY GIRL – given to me a couple of years ago by a grand-daughter, and tugged it from it’s place in the small drawer. It was attached to a pretty butterfly scarf I did not remember. I put it on. The plain white jumper looked so much more ‘alive’ Thus began my Butterfly Birthday.
I am grateful for the phone calls and messages that flowed during the day but when the mail came – there was another butterfly surprise. Beside a gift from a family member there was another large packet.
Inside were four large white cushions with beautiful butterfly motifs embroidered on them. Weeks ago, I had tried to get a couple of these cushions but was told ‘unavailable’ On my birthday the package arrived. Above is a picture. Four cushions on four dark blue armchairs and the lounge room was transformed.
Later in the morning an e-mail arrived on my lap-top through the new email address – gift of computer was from my dear husband David – It simply said ‘Pleased to let you know your small book with the butterfly cover is being printed today. We hope it will be in the possession of folks who may need its encouragement as soon as possible’.
This little book was a simple project in 2020 and because of the corona virus a Christian team republished but added a bit ‘extra’ I had written to hopefully tell the true life stories of life with a LIVING GOD. I knew it would possible happen but on my birthday was a particular joy. My prayer is that this little book given, or sold wherever it may journey will be like the butterflies a symbol of the eternal we all have when we believe John14:6
I AM THE WAY – THE TRUTH – and THE LIFE.
a-men. (In all circumstances).
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May you know His Love and Grace in this day and may the world spiritually come to KNOW that the SALVATION MESSAGE OF THE CROSS for all people is like butterflies, butterflies EVERYWHERE. HOPE and HEALING for all.
a-men and a-men.