The Nonsense of Butterfly Booties

I know this is a silly one–but sometimes I just have to go there to lighten things up.  However, there is a serious lesson to learn.  As I was contemplating this statement,

The sense of warning and restraint that the Spirit gives comes to us in the most amazingly gently ways.  And if  you are not sensitive enough to detect His voice, you will quench it, and your spiritual life will be impaired.  This sense of restraint will always come as a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12), so faint that no one except a saint of God will notice it.

all I could envision were insect feelers/sensors and whiskers.

Warning:  Don't cover up/ignore your "feelers".

Warning: To live, keep your feet and feelers available and sensitive.

Butterflies feet and feelers are the tiniest part of their body but most crucial for their survival.  Not only do they use their feelers for smelling and sensing food, they also use their feet for that purpose.  Their feet can also detect dangerous chemicals that warn them to leave a flower and they can detect if there is enough nectar for food.  Butterfly feet also leave odorous footprints for other butterflies to smell so they can find them to mate or to migrate or just to “assemble together”.  These tools are akin to the “still small voice” of the Holy Spirit.  Although they look small and useless, if they decided to make a fashion statement and wear booties and hats (this is assuming they can find someone who can knit that small of booties and hats) they would starve or eat something harmful to them, they would never be able to find a suitable partner and they would eventually weaken and die.  If we cover up the voice of the Spirit with our own opinions and ideas, we lose our sensitivity to dangerous doctrine, harmful situations and miss out on being the person God created us to be–eventually the Spirit will die within us and we are left alone.  So, although putting a hat and booties on a butterfly in a doodle is nonsense–so is quenching (drowning out) the Spirit.  Stay sensitive and live free!

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