Props: a butterfly puppet.
(Say:) Who knows what a butterfly is before it changes into a butterfly? (Listen for answers.)
Yes, it's a caterpillar. The word for "change" in the Bible, is from the word "metamorphosis." It is the same word we use to describe how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. The Bible says, "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come" 2 Corinthians 5:17. Becoming a new creation is a metamorphosis, or change, that God makes happen in our hearts and lives when GOD SAVES US.
Can a caterpillar fly? Does it look or act like a butterfly? No. But when the caterpillar's metamorphosis or change happens, it becomes a new creature; it becomes a butterfly. So you see, the caterpillar can no longer look or act like a caterpillar, because it has become an entirely new creature!
Boys and girls, that's how it is when GOD SAVES US. We are forgiven for all the wrong things we have done, and God sees Jesus living in us! The Holy Spirit then helps us to follow and obey God.
Would you like to have this kind of change or metamorphosis happen in your life? You can, if you ask Jesus into your heart. God has promised to make you into a new creature, not a butterfly of course, but you will become a child of God, who will live with him for all eternity (See 2 Corinthians 5:17-19)!
Pray and thank God for making it possible for us to become new creatures and for giving us eternal life in His Son.
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Copyright 2000 S. A. Keith