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06 March 2009

Through the Eyes of Autism
Contemporary Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

30 x 40 inches Oil on Canvas
Donation to FEAT of North Texas for their Fall HOE DOWN to raise funds for area families with Autism in their lives.

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"...strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God." Acts 14:22

We have all heard the story about the young boy that found a cocoon. He watched as it struggled for over an hour trying to force the butterfly out of the small opening. The boy was truly upset and distressed so he ran inside the house and found a pair of scissors. He hurried back to clip the remaining bit of the cocoon to free the butterfly.

His smile turned immediately to tears as he saw the butterfly. It had a swollen body and small shriveled wings. He crossed his fingers and hoped it would change and begin flight off into the air. An hour later as he maintained his watch, the butter fly crawled across the back porch unable to fly because the wings were weak. It would not ever fly.

By freeing the butterfly from the cocoon, the boy realized the butterfly was unable to develop its wings to ready it for flight.

Struggles are necessary in our life to prepare us for what is ahead. So if you are in the midst of a struggle, which I imagine MOST of us are in this economy, what can you learn from this?

How are you adjusting your life to even it back out? Deal with this moment. Do not borrow trouble looking ahead trying to save yourself from free falling or you are becoming a victim. Participate right now today in your life and make a small change. Only God knows what is ahead. If you make plans trying to second guess the future you are literally wasting your energy. Put your energy to work today in this moment.

Praying for Abundance,


“Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience. And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing” James 1:2-4

1 comment:

Mattson Tomlin said...

Wow. That looks absolutely astounding. Very striking.

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