So, as you remember, I periodically do book reviews, so here is another. I requested Hermie: a common caterpillar, because it can never hurt to have kids books around, and Max Lucado was sure to be a good read with quality content.
I was not disappointed. The book is about Hermie, a caterpillar and his friend Wormie who seem ugly and inadequate when compared to their other worm friends and to animals like the butterfly, ants, snails, and ladybugs. Each time the worms are discouraged, they pray to God, and God responds “Don’t worry. I love you both. And I’m not finished with you yet.” The book concludes with Hermie taking a very long nap in his cocoon and emerging as a beautiful butterfly, and Hermie encouraging his friend that God is not finished with him as Wormie falls asleep in his own cocoon.
Even as an adult, I thought the book was an excellent reminder that the circumstances that we are currently experiencing are not all there is to life. God is using those circumstances to mold me and shape me. It was also a good reminder that having godly friends can help you through the hard times to focus on God and His truths. I am currently going through another study called the Truth Project, and he compares his spiritual breakthroughs to going into the cocoon. It was a perfect reminder that we will not stay in the cocoon forever. God is not finished with me yet!
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Becca loves Hermie…from the book and stuffed animal you gave her last year. 🙂
The Truth Project tour that we watched last night is the one you are talking about when Del Tackett compares his own spiritual crises with being in a cocoon! Thanks so much for sharing your copy of the class notes with us. It has helped soooo much!! I am enjoying it very much, but feeling like there is a lot that I am not absorbing – this is one study I could surely do more than once!!