Metamorphosis

July 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Who doesn’t remember learning that word early in life?  It may have been the first really big and challenging word that I had to understand!  It all started with the illustration of a butterfly for me.  Webster in the 1913 dictionary describes it like this: ( Biol.) A change in the form or function of a living organism, by natural process of growth or development: as the metamorphosis of the yolk into the embryo, of a tadpole into a frog, or of a bud into a blossom.

Butterfly metamorphosis

I was reading this morning in the “In Touch” devotional published by Dr. Charles Stanley about a lady that serves as a prison Chaplain in Georgia.  It was interesting how she ended up working in the job and how much she is loved by some of the people we might describe as unloveable.  That made me stop and consider who I am, and but by the grace of God I didn’t end up in some kind of prison.  If not one made out of brick and mortar, potentially a prison of addiction.  I certainly had many opportunities over my life and experimented with “things” that could have controlled me or taken me over.

The difference was the day I gave my life to Jesus Christ.  A new, unexplainable, “spiritual metamorphosis” took place in me.  2 Corinthians 5:12-21 describes is like this:  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

This transformation isn’t immediate, like the butterfly above, it takes time!  Philippians 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:  I am a work in progress and according to this verse I will remain that way until He comes to take me home or I pass from this life to the next.  Either way, it is going to happen…eventually!

 


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