I Got your Butterflies (and so much more)

“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.

 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. mrpayaso says:

    That was beautiful. Thank you Jodie.

  2. Ann Meyer says:

    What a great devotion and video of the butterflies – God does have our butterflies too. 🦋

    1. Thanks so much my friend:)

  3. Chrissy Drew says:

    Lovely! Butterfies have a very special meaning to me, too. Great article.

    1. Thanks so much Chrissy!

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