THE COCOON

When a caterpillar entombs itself in a cocoon, there is no sign of life, at least from an outsider’s viewpoint. But inside, away from prying eyes, a true miracle is taking place.


 
Like the caterpillar in the cocoon, much of our personal and spiritual growth occurs in a secret, quiet place, out of the public eye. For those who have labored or simply existed—perhaps even thrived—for years as a wife, husband, mother, father, parent, son, daughter, and/or worker, you likely had dreams that you put on hold and plans that were not fulfilled. But everything you experienced, everything you endured, all the joys and sorrows and disappointments and victories and hard lessons and hopes, have culminated in who you are today. God has been building an astounding work of art in you!
 

In YOU!
 
Our deepest growth often occurs in our quiet times with God. Oftentimes we seek Him in response to great difficulties in our lives: a devastating medical diagnosis; the breakup of a relationship; a wayward child; a job loss. Many of us cocoon ourselves away from others in these dark times. But sight unseen, God is building faith, hope, and peace within us. In this secret, quiet place.
 
We have been preparing to break out of our respective cocoons, and in His timing, we will. There will be advance signs: just as for the butterfly, whose cocoon gradually gets more and more transparent as it matures, God is readying us to go the next stage in the cycle and break out into full creative glory, just as He designed for us.
 

Let’s ALWAYS remember that,
He can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.
 

2 comments

  • Kelly

    Kelly Beechy

    Thank you for this, so encouraging even the transparency piece.

    Thank you for this, so encouraging even the transparency piece.

  • Sally Meadows

    Sally Meadows

    Thanks for commenting, Kelly! I found the fact that the cocoon gradually becomes more transparent as the butterfly matures and prepares to break free very interesting too! Blessings!

    Thanks for commenting, Kelly! I found the fact that the cocoon gradually becomes more transparent as the butterfly matures and prepares to break free very interesting too! Blessings!

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