Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Inspiring Story: A Cocoon of a butterfly

A man found a cocoon of 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 that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. 
It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and 
snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.

The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, 
shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because 
he expected that, 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 shriveled wings. It never was 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 tiny opening were 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 lives. 
If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, 
it would cripple us.

We would not be as strong as what we could have been. 
We could never fly!

Author : Unknown

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