“Why doesn’t she release us?” Freedom, a bright blue butterfly says to her prison companion, Forgiveness.
Freedom and Forgiveness are butterflies that have been imprisoned for more years than they can count. They long for the smell of outside air and the scent of fresh sprouting flower blooms.
“I don’t know?” Forgiveness replies, who also happens to be an equally beautiful and bright butterfly in his own right, except white in hue.
“It is the most asinine thing I have ever experienced.” Freedom remarks.
“It really is. She has the key to free us but she refuses to put it to good use!” Forgiveness adds.
“Exactly and if her sanity wasn’t enough, then the price her Savior paid for the key should be.” Freedom adds.
“Yeah, a hefty price! Talk about some unconditional love and mercy.” Forgiveness says.
“You see my wings? Their sparkling white and created to withstand the troughs of tribulations.”
“Freedom you and I were meant to fly, high into sky. You, near the clouds, light and free. Me, in the skies, full of blithe.”
“Couldn’t have said it better, Forgiveness. Although, you did forget your scintillating blue wings, strong enough to cut through the harrowing winds of hate.”
“Freedom, you are-Wait, do you hear that?” Forgiveness whispers.
Dear Savior in Heaven,
Thank you for waking me up this morning and blessing me to see another day! Without You on my side, I could never find the way. You sacrificed Your life and paid the ultimate sacrifice for my freedom and well-being. Help me to forgive others just as You did on the cross. Help me to release the desire to be in control of my life. Show me how to walk, live and revel in love all the days of my life. It is time for me to let go of these heavy weights that have been holding me down and grab tight to the promise of new life. I leave the past, present and future where they rightfully belong…in Your Almighty Hands…
In You Great Name, alone. Amen.
“I can’t believe it. We’re finally going to be free!” Freedom screeches.
“After all these years of being held in captivity and oppressed. I’m so elated that she decided to roll the weight of hurt and worry onto Jesus’ mighty shoulders. And I’m even more ecstatic to feel the wind through my wings again!” Forgiveness says
“Me too! Although, I am really going to miss you, Forgiveness!”
“Same here, we have had a lot of great times together.” Forgiveness responds.
“Well goodbye then, be blessed!”
“You too, but it is not goodbye, it is till next time…”Butterfly, The Play Starring: Freedom Forgiveness
Personification brings the Bible to life for me and allows me to not only retain God’s Word, but also understand it. What I would give to have Calculus and Chemistry textbooks in story form!
Unlike “Roll Call”, this one (Butterfly) is a little more abstract, so I am going to do a quick summary just in case you got lost in story! The butterflies are mental visuals of what goes on in our hearts. Past hurts and strongholds often hold us back from fully surrendering to God’s goodness. We have the keys to The Good Life, thanks to Jesus dying for us, yet we hesitate to use the precious gift that He sacrificed so much for! Your trapped butterflies might be different, maybe it is Peace or Joy. Kindness or Compassion. Temperament or Patience. Whatever they might be it is time to set them free…
At the start of this year, AD declared that 2017 was A Year To Fly, and although there are only 112 days left in 2017, that is still plenty to stretch our wings!