“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.”
There was a butterfly that loved its home (a tree) very much. It never flew very far from this tree. It felt safe there.
Then one day a storm came and the wind was fierce. The butterfly clung to the tree as much as it could, but the wind was too strong.
The butterfly was blown off its branch and into the stormy air.
It did everything it could to fly back to its tree, but the wind was too strong.
Then the wind blew that butterfly so far that the tree was no longer in sight.
The wind carried the butterfly very far. When the storm subsided, the butterfly landed on another tree.
This was a nice tree too. It was very much like the butterfly’s home. It knew it could make a home there, too.
Nevertheless, the butterfly flew back in search of its tree. It flew and flew until finally it recognized the other trees that stood nearby its old tree home.
When the butterfly arrived there, it was shocked to see the look of its beloved tree. It was burned and broken. Lightning had struck the tree during the storm.
If the butterfly had been there, it would have burned too.
The storm and the wind saved the butterfly. From that day forward, the butterfly flew with the wind instead of against it.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.” (Proverbs 3:5)
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