When we see a caterpillar it looks like a fully formed creature. It crawls, climbs trees and eats and eats and eats. Then, apparently out of nowhere everything changes. It wraps itself up in a chrysalis and the caterpillar we once knew is gone. Or so it seems.
We wait for days and weeks. Nothing seems to change. And then slowly but surely emerges a butterfly - transformed and beautiful. All that could not happen without a time of unknown stillness.
Butterflies are a symbol of new life, change, and hope.
We are all in a period of waiting. The life we knew has changed. But, there is hope. There is hope in God's love. There is hope in Jesus. There is hope in the resurrection.
Join us in sharing this symbol of hope far and wide. We invite you create butterflies, many, many butterflies!
Create your own butterfly or look below for more butterfly making ideas!
There are so many options. You can string these butterflies from your trees, share them with your neighbors, mail them to friends and family far away. You can write a prayer on each. You can list something for which you are grateful. You can name your butterfly. You can sidewalk chalk butterflies on your driveway.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your lawn, your trees, your neighborhood, our city filled with butterflies? In these times we can share hope and love with everyone, everywhere.
Share your butterflies with us! Send pictures here. Post them on social media with the #changehopebutterflies.
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