The annoying annual miller moth migration has been going strong around here. Gotta love trying to sleep with a misguided nuisance or two dive-bombing the windows to get back outside … and then have the distinct pleasure of discarding the dead carcasses in the morning. (Not exactly top on my list of favorites!)
Would it be easier to put up with them if they were pretty colors instead of a grayish-brown? Yet, miller moths aren’t all that different from their more colorful cousin the butterfly. Both started as an egg that hatched into a belly-crawling caterpillar that spent time eating and growing … until one day when they went into a season of hidden internal transformation and emerged with wings capable of soaring through the air and carrying them to far-off locations.
Almost four years ago, I blogged about butterflies (read it here) with a focus on waiting in the dark while being transformed. Today, I’m more than thankful that transformations are possible because it gives me so much hope. Not only does God have a plan for my life, He is faithful to bring me through the seasons of growth, rest, and transformation until someday I spread my wings and soar to new heights and sights. I also find hope knowing that others can also be transformed.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)
Creation declares that God is in the transformation business and even the lowliest caterpillar can take flight.
What about you? What stage are you in? Are you being transformed? Can you spot others around you who are in their own transition?