Krystal Faerie

My told by Krystal Faerie
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2001-07-11 23:10:23 (UTC)

*~A Butterfly~*

A man found a cocoon for a butterfly. One day a small
opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for
several hours as it struggled to force its body through the
little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It
appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could
go no farther. Then the man decided to help the butterfly.

He took a pair of scissors and snipped the remaining bit of
the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. Something
was strange. The butterfly had a swollen body and shriveled
wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he
expected at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand
to be able to support the body, which would contract in
time. Neither happened. In fact, the butterfly spent the
rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and
deformed wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand,
was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required
for the butterfly to get through the smallopening of the
cocoon are God`s way of forcing fluid from the body of the
butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for
flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.

If God allowed us to go throughall our life without any
obstacles, that would cripple us. We would not be as strong
as what we could have been. Not only that, we could never

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