Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A Sweet Release

Most of us have heard the story about the man whose sympathy moved him to open a cocoon to release the struggling creature inside, only to leave the butterfly crippled and unable to fly. The lesson he learned was that a butterfly shouldn’t be released before its time, that the struggle to break out is a part of what turns a worm into a strong beautiful butterfly.

But it’s the release I want to bring to your attention. Butterflies are associated with new beginnings and new life. What a sweet release to be set free from the thing that has bound us after a long time of struggle! And God, unlike the man in the story, knows just when to intervene on our behalf.

For an encouraging prophetic word about a heavenly release, click here.

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