“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
I was on a hike with some friends a while back when I tried to catch a photo of a beautiful butterfly but I wasn’t fast enough and he flew away.
A month or so later my husband and I were in Crater Lake. The view from Mt. Scott is usually splendid but smoke from recent wildfires made the air thick and hazy.
That morning in our hotel room I felt like God was saying: “Look for me today.” I thought it was odd since you could barely see the lake through the smoke. However, we decided to hike up anyway. As we were preparing in the parking lot I noticed an unusually large number of butterflies.
The further we climbed the more intense it got until we were surrounded by a massive swarm that swirled around us for hours. It was spectacular. (Check out this video I took.) Come to find out we were there during a massive Tortoise-shell Butterfly migration that happens every 5 or 6 years.
As I was gazing in wonderment I felt God speak to me again: “I Got Your Butterflies.” He said.
You see, I had been trying to meet my needs at work, church and through monetary things…and it wasn’t working.
Like the photo I missed, I was trying to snatch a glimpse, when God was sending a visual storm. I was pining for scraps, when God was offering a royal feast.
The billions of butterflies was Gods gentle reminder of the infinite blessings He has stored up, when we put our faith in Him and not elsewhere.