Sunday, May 4, 2014


God says…"you are mine.. I will be with you."  Isaiah 43:1-2

When the weather gets cold each year in the northern and eastern United States, the Monarch butterfly begins its migration south to Mexico, 2500 miles away.

How can these delicately winged creatures fly through rain, wind and hot sun yet still remain intact to begin another generation?  They appear so fragile yet are quite tough and resilient to endure and thrive!

Sometimes living in this world, do you feel like that butterfly - so human, so delicate,    battered as you navigate through your life in this world?  What is the secret that the Monarch knows which keeps them going and which carries them so far?  What is it that we need to know?

Looking a bit deeper in Isaiah 43, I recently was amazed  at these words:

When you go through deep waters and great trouble…
When you go through rivers of difficulty…
When you walk through the fire of oppression….

Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.  I have called you by name, you are Mine….  When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you.  

That is the answer!  God is with us as we walk where He wants us to walk.  God is with the Monarchs as they travel this world.  They just do what they were given to do, mile after mile.  May we, too, do what God has given us to do.  He is with us!

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am but dust, delicately made…yet resilient, tough, ready to go the distance as You direct.  Thank you for being with me!  That fact means all the difference to me.  Thank you, in Jesus' name.  Amen.

'Reflection of God's Glory' copyright 2013 by Dawn Ulmer
Thank you to my son, Sam Morrison for allowing the use of the Monarch image.
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