Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Dark Passages

There are dark passages of transition that are inevitable in our life.

There are the death of friends, family members, the death of one's dreams, the death of friendships.

There is a loneliness in this small and dark place.

There is a sense of waiting, waiting foe the next season, waiting for the next moment.

It is almost like a caterpillar as he is safely wrapped in his cocoon, then the pupa slowly lets go, then the caterpillar gives way to a beautiful butterfly. She has emerged into something that she would not have thought she could have ever seen in her former self.

So it is with us as believers.

We are in our dark passage temporarily, waiting for the next phase of our journey.

This our time of transition, a time of change, a time of metamorphosis.

Christ has said that if we are to find our life, we must lose it.

"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 16:25

We all have become new creatures in Him.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

We are like the caterpillar, it had to die to be transformed, to become new. Just like a seed has to die to become a sapling.

It is ok to feel striped, bare, and exposed in our dark experience.

We must sit still and wait and listen, so to do as divinely ordered by a God who only wants to see us grow. We must not rush the process, cause if we do we might miss out on the necessary struggles that will help us grow closer to our Lord and Savior.

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;" 2 Corinthians 4:17

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