George the third came out of his chrysallis yesterday. I was not sure what was going to happen with him. George the second turned all black and yucky and never emerged. I saw this chrysallis turn black and thought the same thing was going to happen. Then later on yesterday I looked and there was George in the bottom of the jar. I put him outside on my wreath to get some pictures of him. I know you are probably tired of hearing about all the Georges in my life, but it is an awe inspiring miracle to me. I watched this caterpillar who had to be really tiny eat an incredible amount of leaves. You could see the growth in him each day. Then I watch this huge caterpillar attach himself to the top of the jar and hang in a "J". The next part they always do when I am not near (my son thinks they are shy), but they create a small chrysallis that does not look big enough for them to fit in. They go in all green, yellow black and stripey. In just over a week, they emerge looking like the pictures below. That my friends is a miracle that only God could do. That is the same God who hears my prayers and loves me and protects me and cares for me. I who only deserve hell and death. GRACE - getting what I don't deserve. MERCY - Not getting what I do deserve. Thank you Lord!!!!!
The weather is wonderful today. The high is supposed to be 81. It is currently 76 and overcast. I smell autumn in the air. When you smell autumn in the air, 2 things I do not like start to happen as well. One, all those large spiders start moving in for the winter. Yesterday, I went into the bathroom and saw a LARGE, did I mention HUGE spider water skating in the toilet. Well, I helped him body surf to the bottom of the sea. =) He rode that funnel of water really well. The second thing is mice try to move in. We have been using sticky traps with some success in the last year or so. I need to get some more.
Someone shared the following scripture with me. I really loved it and want to print it out.
Deut 28:11-14 "The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Meditate on a truth from God today. Chew on a verse. Hide it in your heart. We serve an awesome God!!!!