The God of Caterpillars

Categories:The FLOLife
I last taught Sunday School on September 10, 2006. It was probably the last time I will teach SS in my whole life. It was a day when hundreds of people would leave that church, never to return. We all knew it was our last, and I was scheduled to teach on sex. I did not. I taught about caterpillars instead. And about how God specializes in taking things that are messy and dirty and ugly and turning them into beauty.
I played this song by the Newsboys:

You are the author of knowledge
You can redeem what’s been done
You hold the present and all that’s to come
Until your everlasting kingdom
Lord, I don’t know where all this is going
Or how it all works out
Lead me to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt
You are the God of tomorrow
Turning the darkness to dawn
Lifting the hopeless with hope to go on
You are the rock of all salvation
Lord, I don’t know where all this is going
Or how it all works out
Lead me to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt
Oh, Lord, you are the author
Redeeming what’s been done
You hold us in the present
And all that is to come
Lord, we don’t know where all this is going
Or how it all works out
Lead us to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt
And now two years and one month and nine days later, beauty emerges from what was messy and dirty and ugly in our lives.
NewSpring Florence launches at FMU’s McNair Science Building at 10:30.
He is faithful! Need I say more?
Check back on Monday for some scoop on how things go…
O Happy Day!
Cookie Cawthon's Day Off

2 Comments

  1. Gina
    October 20, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Cookie,
    What a day for all of us?? Who can ever forget? But, hopefully, your new church can help so many people that are still searching. God knew what he was doing, but it sure was hard going through this “ugliness.” I do pray that you will open your heart to teaching Sunday School again, one day. I know that time is not now. We all need to be fed. We have spent two years in need of that food and now we need be fulfilled. But, please, teach again. You are one of the most AMAZING teachers I have ever learned from and, oh, I learned so much. Don’t say “never.” You are amazing!!

  2. Cookie Cawthon
    October 20, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Gina, thank you so much for your encouragement!! I do love teaching and having the opportunity to share what He has done in me. I don’t think a teaching gig is what He has in store for me right now (we have home groups instead of SS at NewSpring), but I certainly do hope He has more teaching for me to do – even if not in the SS format…

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