Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Dance Of the Butterfly

ww-dancebutterflyWhat a delight!

Watching its delicate wings flit across the yard

In the cool hours of the quiet morning

In grace and beauty

A vibrant yellow and black swallowtail butterfly

Skipping, gliding, bouncing up and down

Like a feather in the gentle breeze


Stopping to gather pollen

Here and there amongst the blossoms

Alighting upon the cement

To drink in water left in the cracks of the concrete

Drinking in deeply the moisture

Lingering, staying awhile

Enjoying the peacefully serene garden

Meandering unfettered through the flowers

Dancing back and forth

A wondrous sight!

Part of God’s glorious creation

Visible and available to be seen and enjoyed

To draw our eyes to God, the Creator

To give praise and glory to Him!

Can you only imagine?

Our future hope and joy!

Awaiting those who love the Lord!

Around the throne of grace

Before Christ, the Savior of all mankind

Jesus, clothed in majesty and might

Grace-filled and beautiful!

We will drink in the glory of the moment

Basking in the Light of His countenance

Lingering, staying awhile

For all of eternity!

Enjoying His presence forever!

Unfettered, free

Unencumbered by sin and despair

With not a tear in our eyes

Surrounded by God’s peace and serenity

Forgiven and truly alive

Dancing before the King of kings and Lord of lords!

What joy awaits us!

To behold the wondrous sight of heaven

Visible and available to be seen and enjoyed

Drawing our eyes to God, the Creator

In awe and reverence

To give praise and glory to Him!

Like the dance of the butterfly

We will joyfully dance in jubilation forevermore!

Will you be there?

Do you know Jesus as your Savior?

Have you come to the Cross of Christ?

With a repentant heart, receiving His salvation

If not, why not?

For Christ’s desire is a relationship with you!

To know you!


While there is still time!

What joy awaits you!

To come into the presence of the Lord!

Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

Rejoice and be glad and give Him glory!


Scriptures: Psalm 30:11-12 – You turned my wailing into dancing;…that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.
Psalm 149:1-5 – …Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 11 – There is a time for everything,…a time to mourn and a time to dance,…He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Isaiah 6:1-8 – …I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted… “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
John 10: 25-30 – Jesus answered, … “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.”
II Peter 3:8-13 – …The Lord…is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Revelation 19-22 All – … “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. … “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. … “Behold, I am coming soon!”

Written August 29, 2013 by Madeline Beber

Waiting in anticipation for the Lord’s return!

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