A Butterfly Discusses Evolution
In a very recent age said a wise and serious sage
To a butterfly with wings of golden flame.
“You were not so fair to see, you’ve a horrid ancestry,
From a crawling caterpillar stock, you came.
“Now you proudly spread your wings and you feed on dainty things
You are beautiful to look at but I shrug
My shoulders with disdain when I think how very plain
You must have been when you were but a slug.”
Said the butterfly, “I know, in some distant long ago
As a caterpillar crawling on my way.
I was lowly as could be but what is that to you and me
I am certainly a butterfly today!
“As a caterpillar slow, I could never guess or know
What my purpose was while crawling on the bough.
But I stretch my wings and fly and you surely can’t deny
That I am a lovely butterfly right now.”
- Edgar A. Guest
When you look into a mirror what do you see? Do you see a lovely butterfly, a new creation or do you see a wise and serious sage?
It is important to recognize whence we came and good to remember the past but only so that in gratitude we can recognize and acknowledge what we have become. Through no effort of our own but by Grace and a wonderful sacrifice of love we are born again as a new and glorious creation in Christ. We have value, we matter, we are loved. Do not dwell on the past but live in the now. You are certainly a butterfly today.
Don’t let anyone tell you differently, including yourself.
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
- 2 Corinthians 5:17