The Butterfly and the Flower

“So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it

will be yours.”   Mark 11:24

Like many of you, I have been using this time to clean out things that have been collecting for a long time.  While going through some old papers, I found this hand written message.  I have no idea who gave it to me, but it spoke to me and I would like to share it with you.

The Butterfly and the Flower

“Once there was a man who asked God for a butterfly and a flower.  But instead God gave him a cactus and a caterpillar.  The man was sad.  He didn’t understand why his request was mistaken.  He thought – oh well, God has too many people to care for…..and decided not to question.

After some time, the man went to check up on his request that he had left forgotten.  To his surprise, from the thorny and ugly cactus a beautiful flower had grown and the unsightly caterpillar had been transformed into the most beautiful butterfly!

God always does things RIGHT.  His way is always the best way even though to us it may seem all wrong.  If you asked God for one thing and received another you can be sure that He will always give you what you need at the appropriate time.  What you want is not always what you need.  God never fails to grant our petitions so keep on going to Him without doubting.

Today’s thorn is tomorrow’s flower; today’s caterpillar is tomorrow’s butterfly.  God gives the very best to those who leave the choices up to Him!”

During this season of Lent most of us are looking more closely at our prayer life.  Pastor Bill repeatedly tells us that God ALWAYS answers our prayers, but that they are not always answered in our time, but in God’s time!


Barbara Sollers