I heard something the other day that I have been pondering…
the Greek word for transformation is the root of metamorphosis.
When that caterpillar goes into cocoon mode he has no idea what is in store for him. While he is in that little shell melting into a big pile of goo, I wonder if he is a bit fearful, angry, confused, weak, and hurting?
“Man, there went a leg, and another one, and another one. Don’t I get to keep just one leg?”
He doesn’t know what is in store for him, but the Master Designer has stored in his DNA a plan for beauty and freedom to soar and drink sweetness in the midst of fragrant, vibrant colors.
Can he really resist the plan?
“Nope, I am going to be a lowly little worm all my life.”
Can he press pause on the melting process?
“I get to have just one of these special legs because it is my favorite leg and all my family has a crooked leg like this one.”
Can he just dictate the new design?
“Yes, I want to be a ‘Rambo Butterfly’ or ‘Barbie Butterfly’ not a monarch! I want the whole world to see how special I am!”
To be “transformed by the renewing of our mind” is truly surrendering to the Master Designer. And to anticipate His likeness to be manifested in us may mean to the world we look just like any other butterfly, but to Him, we are unique and special and wonderful. Perhaps, we exist solely to give Him pleasure. Maybe, He has just a few flowers for us to tend to while He enjoys our company.
So, I wonder, why would we care about “man’s opinion” when the Master Designer thinks we are worthy of His love and adoration? How can we not love ourselves as He loves us?
#5 in my quest for revelation of The Great Commandment. To read more on pursuing The Great Commandment, go to the next blog in this series, “Teach me to Love.”