A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Monday, October 29, 2007

Spread Your Wings My Love

My wife and I had booked into a country mansion for a weekend and were shown into our comfortable room overlooking spacious gardens. We soon noticed two butterflies resting against the bottom of the window pane. Every now and again they gave a frustrated flutter against the glass. They could see the tantalising beauty of the sunlit gardens outside, but were trapped inside the room. The window was partly open, but they were unable to find the way out. It seemed like they had given up hope and thought the abundant life outside wasn't for them. They were trapped in a prison of their own making.

Perhaps because we identified with the plight of these little creatures, we longed to set them free. We pushed the window open as wide as it would go and watched. Slowly and very tentatively, they opened and closed their beautiful young wings and aired them in the warmth of the sun. Then they took off through the opening into the fresh air and freedom.

This reminded us that God so longs to open the eyes of our hearts, so that we see ourselves as He sees us. As we realise the beauty and magnificence of our inheritance in Christ, we are released from the disabling guilt, shame, sin and misery that holds us back from the freedom of wholeheartedly following Him.

Spread your wings my love.

"you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.... If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free." John 8:32-36 Good News Bible