Although an ugly duckling

May be living in the soul…

There’s a stunning swan to be revealed

One that’s been hidden all along.

The ugly duckling is a reproach

And unsightly to everyone,

But once transformed it’s a testimony

Of what God has truly done.

The swan is the epitome

Of the soul’s transformation,

With a new beginning and a new adventure

Where it overcomes temptations.

The swan is like a pure fragrance

A white and sweet delight;

It reveals God’s special glory

With His power and His might.

It is pleasing to God’s eye

As it’s a true masterpiece;

It’s the queen of the lake

With a beauty that won’t cease.

She dances with the King of Kings

And washed by rivers of living water;

She’s a bride prepared for her bridegroom

She is indeed a daughter.

The swan is inside us all

When we encounter God’s special touch;

To reveal same for His glory

To show He loves us very much.

The caterpillar is unsightly

But there’s a treasure to be revealed,

And once inside the cocoon it changes

Where it’s fate is ultimately sealed.

It becomes a stunning butterfly

One of the most beautiful creatures indeed;

It is gracious and so delicate

It’s where God did intercede.

Let’s not be discouraged

Of the duckling in our soul,

Or the caterpillar awaiting change

When our beauty is yet to unfold.

But we simply cannot change ourselves

As it requires a supernatural touch,

Since we can only modify our behaviour

But with no true transformation as such.

God’s transformation is always best

When we leave it in His hand,

Since a new birth is required

One that He truly does command.

(C) P.B. 2020

“unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12

“But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.” Hebrews 10:39

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17