Caterpillar Cousins

A crawling squirming worm
Destined one day to fly
Dreamed through mighty efforts
Would by itself lift high

Stuck still soundly grounded
Wrestling besetting things
Revealed in layers deeper
‘Twas yet a wormy being

In self it could do nothing
All energy to plod
‘Til resting in Christ’s presence
New birth a gift from God

Oh to be fully holy
Redeemed in every way
Like caterpillar cousins
Receive transforming grace


LORD, thank You for guiding us into Your presence, transforming us into all You have destined us to be. Help us understand our frustrations are but an invitation to come to You, to cocoon in Your arms of grace as You transform us, not only at the time of our earthly body’s death, but daily as we die to our impotent pride. Transform us, LORD. Bless us in this process…we cannot preserve, rescue, or deliver ourselves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Ezekiel 36:26a NKJV
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you”

Romans 12:2
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Psalm 131
“Lord, my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.
2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord From this time forth and forever.”

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