A friend of mine sent me a picture of this caterpillar she saw on her walk. I was then reminded that one time I was like that caterpillar. Crawling around with my face in the dirt, wallowing in self pity and regret.
Then one day the caterpillar went into a cocoon, for me that reminds me of my encounter with God and he revealed to me my true identity, it took me time to grasp the concept of who I really am in His eyes.
Finally I broke free like the caterpillar from it’s cocoon, it spread it’s wings and flew free from it’s prison.
The beauty that He sees in me is fully displayed glorifying Him. I fly freely never to return to my former self.
You never see the butterfly return to it’s cocoon because it is no longer part of it’s identity. Just like my old nature on how I viewed myself no longer exists, it has faded away and I now embrace my new nature.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!