Be Free to Fly

Photo from Flight of Hope

I love children, but I know God loves them infinitely more. God desires each one to be valued above the most exquisite diamond, to be loved unconditionally, and to be nurtured into God’s unique purpose for each of them.

Years ago, during a summer class I took when I updated my teaching license, this poem captured my heart:

A child is like a butterfly in the wind.

Some can fly higher than others;

But each one flies the best it can.

Why compare one against the other?

Each one is different.

Each one is special.

Each one is beautiful.

I haven’t been able to find out who authored these sentiments, but God knows, and I believe He wholeheartedly agrees.

This not only applies to  children, but to us as adults. Each one of us once was a child, still have a child within us, and have just as much value in God’s eyes. No matter who you are or where you are at in life, God wants you to be valued, loved, and nurtured for His glory. No matter how filthy the muck you’re in or how ugly others make you out to be, God sees you as His beautiful creation. In Jesus’ love, you are special, loveable, and capable.

This is what I want to focus on in my life and in my writing. I believe that in Christ’s love, everyone is someone. For this reason I have created this site and am now blogging my first post (though I have transferred previous blogspot posts).

I guess you figured out by now why I chose butterflies for my theme. 🙂 I believe that each of you who enters this page is like a butterfly in the wind of life. Each of you is different, but each of you is special and beautiful in God’s eyes. As Max Lucado phrases it, “The One who has the right to condemn you provided the way to acquit you. You make mistakes. God doesn’t. And He made you.”

God created each one of us for a reason, and He can free us to fulfill His purpose. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36) Each of us can be set free in Jesus, free from sin and shame, free from insecurity, legalism, abuse, fear, bitterness, or whatever else keeps us from flying free to be who God intended us to be. In Christ’s loving sacrifice, each of us is like a butterfly – unique, beautiful, and flying free.

What keeps you from flying free?

4 thoughts on “Be Free to Fly

  1. Special Angel

    by Sandy Eakle

    As beautiful angels wings were

    flying over the streets of gold,

    the baby angels could only

    watch since they weren’t very old.

    Then one day God stopped to

    talk to a little one without wings,

    He said, “your day has come…….

    just listen to the angels sing”.

    Confused yet excited the little

    one said to the Lord,

    “But I’m different from the others

    God and not a miracle to behold”.

    “Oh, but yes you are,” He said

    with a hug and smile on his face.

    “You’re the greatest gift I can give

    and a loving home you will grace”.

    You mean, tho I’m different and

    will never be beautiful or smart

    Someone will want me and give

    me a place in their heart?”

    “Gee God…..that person must be

    special to be glad to have me,

    Cause most folks would frown

    and upset they would be.”

    God said, “your little heart was

    filled with more love than most.

    Cause I knew this family would

    love you and hold you real close.

    So go my little angel and take

    the greatest gift I can bestow.

    You’re that “special” angel few

    people have the honor to know.”

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  2. How precious, Dee! Thanks so much for sharing this. I googled the author, and I understand she has passed on? Isn’t is amazing how God still uses her poems?

    Please feel free to share some of your own poems here, too, Dee. 🙂 I know you have some beautiful ones.

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  3. Trudy,
    Love your site. It is colorful and easy to navigate through! I want to set up a way to have people sign up through email on my blog. I started the process but it seems complicated. The conference was superb and very energizing! It was a pleasure to meet you as well! Please keep in touch and let me know what you are doing!
    Through Him,
    Amy

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  4. Thank you, Amy! Love your site as well and all those amazing adventures. 🙂

    Yes, these websites can get complicated. But it’s so exciting once you figure something out! I don’t know what program you’re using, but WordPress has a widget for the email signup.

    Take care and have a Christ-filled Christmas!

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