‘As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.’
Working in a world of people with physical disabilities and mental challenges has opened my heart and changed my perspective in every dimension. It is by God’s Grace that am both physically and mentally functional. However, it hits home how I take it all for granted yet it is indeed a privilege. I believe, God allows certain challenges in our lives so that with every affliction, His Glory awaits. The painting above was done by my client in her early adulthood. She has cerebral palsy and scoliosis. Yet her personality glows far from her condition. Her sense of hearing is so heightened, one cannot whisper in the next room even with the door closed. There are so many things unique about her that challenge my Faith daily and I dare not complain rather be more focused on Christ. When she handed over the painting to me, I asked her what should I tell my husband about it. She said “Tell him it was done by the woman who knows everything!”
World… I present to you a Butterfly painting by The Woman who knows everything.
So, as I let go of my old self and step into the the transformation of my new self through Jesus Christ. I embrace the process where I continue to contend for the very faith that can only cling to that old rugged cross. Transformation has come, Christ is here. He has called me by name. He commands me to prophesy over those situations that lack any sign of life. For He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). I turn towards Him, my spirit awakens for my eyes can now see clearly. What a priviledge!! What a witness!
He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”)