…my camera gave to me,
Eleven butterflies a-sipping.
A tiny parable for you:
“Come with me!” called one butterfly to another as she floated past on the soft breezes of a bright June day.
“Where to?” the other asked from her perch on a clover bud, “Why should I leave this perfectly good flower?”
“Because I want to take you to the most wonderful flowers I’ve ever had the pleasure of landing on,” she replied joyfully. “They’re like big round tables spread with the finest lace tablecloth, with room for the largest of nectar-sipping parties. The nectar served is the sweetest for miles—and it’s free for the taking!”
She believed her friend, and followed, and having reached the patch of cow parsnip and finding everything just a wonderful as she had been told, never once regretted the clover bud left behind.
And, so it is for us, when we take God at His Word, and forsake what does not satisfy for that which eternally does.
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live…” (Isaiah 55:1-3)
“Jesus…cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink...” (John 7:37-38)
“…whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14)