Butterflies – Jesus Made Me for Good Works

Easter 2012 is just around the corner, April 8. Today I’m sharing a devotion from soon to be released Easter is About Jesus: Family Devotions for the Easter Season

Coloring page and ornament at the bottom of this post.

Butterflies—Jesus Made Me for Good Works


God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us new people so we would do good works. God had planned in advance those good works for us. He had planned for us to live our lives doing them.

Ephesians 2:10


Do you know that beautiful butterflies start out as caterpillars? They can’t fly or move very fast. They don’t look anything like the butterfly they will be one day. A caterpillar can only be a butterfly by going through a process of being made new. This process is called metamorphosis. In a way, the caterpillar dies. Inside the cocoon, it is remade into a butterfly. The butterfly must fight its way out of the cocoon for its wings to be strong enough to fly.

People who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior can be like caterpillars. They may not look much like what God created them to be. We must be made new in Jesus and work with the Holy Spirit to do the good works God created us to do. It will be hard sometimes, just like the butterfly fighting its way out of the cocoon. Jesus and the Holy Spirit are always with you to help you; you will never be alone. When you see the butterflies, remember that Jesus made you for good works.


More Time with God

Questions:
  • What has God made you to do? 
  • What are you good at? 
  • What do you like to do?
Activity Ideas:
  • Ask God what he likes to see you do. 
  • God made the caterpillar to become a butterfly and fly. What has God made you to do? Look in Matthew 22:37-39, Ephesians 6:1, and Philippians 2:14. 
  • Draw a butterfly. In the wings, write or draw things God has made you to do.

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What has God made you to do?


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Coloring page and ornament

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Coloring page
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Ornament – Front

Ornament – Back


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