Monday, April 18, 2011


Wendy taught me a song this morning, one that she learned in Bible class. I'm sure it's been around for awhile, but I had never heard it before.

"A fuzzy caterpillar wiggled down a tree.
He wiggled right, he wiggled left, he wiggled right at me.
I put him in a box. "Don't go away," I said.
But when I looked again I saw a butterfly instead.
Now I could never make one, even if I tried,
'Cause only God in Heaven can make a butterfly"

I did a little Googling and found a second verse:

"Wiggly little tadpole swimming in a lake.
He wiggles here, he wiggles there, he wiggles like a snake!
Put him in a jar, "Don't go away," I said.
But when I opened up the jar - a hopping frog instead!
I could never make one, even if I tried.
Hopping frogs are made by God just like the butterfly!"

God can completely transform a caterpillar into a butterfly, and a tadpole into a frog...I'm praying He transforms this selfish Mama into one who is more patient, gracious, and loving.


Eco said...

One of our favorite songs around here. And I'm with ya on the patience thing -- we're all works in progress. :-)

deltasierra said...

Thank you for posting those lyrics! I've been trying to remember the words to that song for Weds night Bible class! :)

And I hear ya on the patience thing. I was really proud of myself the other night when I didn't blow up at Ian for knocking a bowl of craft beads all over the hardwood floor. My attitude is improving slowly... My big challenge is coming up, though, when my husband leaves for a two-week class in Hawaii. I think I'll be calling in the reserves (girlfriends and family) a few times so my husband still has children when he gets back. ;)

Jessica Heights said...

What a sweet song...and analogy!