Sharing God's love with the world, one heart at a time.

This World is our Cocoon


Yesterday, while relaxing with a cup of coffee, I read through many of my past journal entries.  I would like to share this one with you, entered on September 8, 1998.

If only I had a shell to retreat into

Where no one could hurt me

And life would be safe and secure.

Or maybe a web, so I could trap

And contain all of the worldly things

That are dark and menacing.

Ah…but now I wonder…

Maybe God has allowed us to be placed in this hurtful world

To serve as our cocoon.

The world forces us to change and grow (which is a painful process) until one day (the day He has planned) we will emerge beautiful and victorious…flying to the freedom of His perfect love.

6 thoughts on “This World is our Cocoon

  1. Hey Bernadette,

    Have been thinking a lot about this post and I have a question for you. Do you think we have been placed in this “hurtful world” so we will realize and appreciate heaven more? Just a thought, that I cannot come up with an answer to after reading this. Thanks so much and God Bless, SR

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    • We can never fully know God’s Divine Purpose or His intentions. All I know is what I have personally experienced, or have seen through others’ journeys. We are made in God’s Image. We are meant to reflect the light of the Lord…the true source of light and love. In order for His light to be fully reflected from our souls, the dark spots need to be illuminated. This is a very difficult and painful journey…this journey toward Pure Love.

      We choose to reside in the cocoon of transformation to the light, or we live in the darkness of the cocoon, with only darkness to look forward to.

      Yes, I believe that we are being transformed in this world, but only if we are open to Jesus and allow Him to reside in us and us in Him. So in essence, when that occurs, we don’t even need to die to see heaven…we are already a part of it:-)

      May God continue to bless you,


  2. Just wanted to stop by and say I hope you have a great “Mother’s Day!” My husband still has to buy the “Mother’s Day Cards” as if I try I end up bawling, bawling, bawling. For some reason this is my hardest “holiday.” It is worse than Christmas and all the rest of them. Do you have things like this that has the same affect.? I mean it is such a “small” thing but boy does it bring a “great response.” It is never the “big things” with me? Anyways, know I am thinking about and praying for you as well. (I say that because I know you pray for me.) 🙂 Love to you and yours, God Bless, SR

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    • SR…you and I are very similar. It is the “small” things that brings on my emotions. It’s the day to day memories of my mother, the places we went together, the memory of the look on her face when I would stop in her room to say hello coming home from work, the sweets and treats that she enjoyed, her simple ways of expressing her trust in the Lord. Yes, Mother’s Day was emotional for me, but in a good way. You are in my prayers. Much love to you!


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