Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Oh, Snap

When a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world it can cause a tsunami in another part of the world.  

Author Unknown



Last week, sitting in my favorite quiet space, I prayed. My words were punctuated with, "What if...?" and "How long...?" While moaning, I watched a Swallowtail butterfly land on the potted geranium in front of me. Along with it came the memory of something I had read in an a weather related article a few days before: "When a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world, it can cause a tsunami in another part of the world." Pfft, that's ridiculous, I thought. Sometimes praying feels ridiculous, especially when the weight of uncertainty seems to crush all but the breath out of you. Still, every flap of its painted wing seemed to say, "Snap out of it. Where's your faith?" I do have faith! Just then, the soul-fog lifted. Once again...oh the Grace. I was reminded that prayer is even greater than a tsunami's power. The next words uttered, "Thank you and amen." Suddenly, that butterfly zipped, and I mean zipped, past my face. I've seen a butterfly flutter by, but never zip; and my spirit heard--yes it did--still, small laughter, which made me laugh out loud. Looking down, these words jumped out:



I will trust You.




14 comments:

amy danielle said...

Nice. :)

JaneSays said...

Perfect. A beautiful gem.

Ron and Theresa said...

Love your post. Very uplifting. Thanks for sharing.

Dewena Callis said...

Oh, how nice to read this. For such a time as this. Thank you.

It's Just Dottie said...

Today I so needed this! You have blessed me today...
Dottie

Southern Gal said...

Oh, what amazing things we see when we listen and believe. It's been that kind of week for me, too.

Lucy said...

Thank you Jodi, how beautiful.

amy said...

Yes! Love it.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Yes! Oh, Yes!

Sara said...

Amen to the Grace, always amazing.

Connie Smiley said...

Jodi, I'm misty eyed reading your words. How basic, and how powerful. Thank you, I needed this.

Leslie said...

i love that verse. and these are good words to hold onto in the midst of the storms...

carmenmedlinart said...

This is something Papa often reminds me when I'm worried! "Just trust Me".
I just stumbled upon your blog this evening, and I absolutely love the sweet whimsicalness of it! Subscribing now. :)

Simmy B said...

Hi Jodi, are you still coming over to England this summer? We're back from Barcelona now and the children are off school until September 5th.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

love Simmy

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