Wednesday, June 20, 2012

the butterfly's summer

It swooped, it glided, it soared -
it lived out its brief life
landing on leaves 
     on flowers
                         on air,
and it was enough.

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  1. "And God saw that it was good." This is what the final phrase of the poem makes me think of...butterflies, flowers, and humans are part of God's beautiful creation, and we all have fleeting lives, but not only are they enough, they are also redeemed to be good, by his sovereign grace.

  2. This poem is beautiful, and I agree with Emma's note above. In all the dissatisfaction and aimlessness that we struggle with in our fallen state, to enter into the will of God and just "be" as He has made us to be therein lies satisfaction, contentedness, enough-ness. Praise God that He has accomplished this for us in His Son!

  3. yes and yes to both of your comments!