All’s Well With World

The first eastern Swallowtail butterfly
arrived today at 1:15 p.m. I know there is suffering in the world. And i know
there is plenty of serious business that affects human lives. But in this one
small act of nature there is reassurance and hope. So small a thing and yet
enough to remind us that in this moment of delight all is well with the

The first Eastern Swallowtail butterfly arrived in our yard today at 1:15 p.m. I’ve been looking for one for several days. The temperatures have been unusually cool at night. And early mornings have been more like fall than spring. I’m not a cold weather person, so I’ve been looking for a sign that winter has passed.

This small act of nature is enough. I can live on the hope in this moment of delight. Despite all the suffering, despite death and destruction, despite hatred and division that crush the life out of the human community, the butterflies keep coming back. Winter has gone and new life is being born.

Thank God for butterflies. It is well with the world.

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