While cleaning out the barn today, I came across a butterfly that at first didn't seem very interesting. With its wings together, it just looked like a plain moth with black and brown wings. It wasn't until it spread its wings that it revealed the beautiful colors that had been hidden.
It occurred to me that sometimes that's exactly how God works in us. We may seem plain and ordinary, but it's when God presses us through trials that we show our true colors. It's during these times that we are prompted to spread our wings and expose to others the love that is an overflow of the Joy we find in Christ.