Chrysalis Life

The Teacher of Ecclesiastes, looking at the natural ebb and flow of life draws the following conclusion, ‘What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun’ (Ecc 1:9). If we take God out of the equation life seems hopeless.

But we must never take God out of the equation. Because of God’s promise the Christian waits with hope for a new heaven and a new earth. The Lord says, ‘Behold, I make all things new’ (Rev 21:5). Paul tells us, ‘If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’ (2 Cor 5:17).

We have new life now and the expectation of a better world to come. Remember our hope captured so well by the following poem; 


Man struggles in a chrysalis, as does a moth in its cocoon;
And man nor moth fulfils God's plan until he bursts forth from his

The battle must indeed take place; the Creator has it planned.
That LIFE must wrestle thus with death and break the captor's bands.

But when the struggle is complete and the darkness yields to light,
Emerging from that chrysalis: an exquisite, awesome sight.

A new creation God has wrought; the bondage is no more;
Cocoons of darkness are forgot as wings are flexed to soar.

Taken from The Barnabas Chronicles,