Faith and Forgiveness

Katrina L. Wampler's ON BUTTERFLY FAITH

The simple faith of a child—sometimes that is all that anyone has to cling to. After the disappearance of their three-year-old son and the collapse of their marriage, even that faith seems to flip away for Kevin and Marcia Johnson. Between the sadness, the anger, and the guilt, they forget even about the “butterfly faith” Kody often talked about: “a caterpillar goes in a dark place for a long time so he can be a beautiful butterfly one day. The caterpillar don’t know he’s gonna be a butterfly so he jus’ has to trust Jesus to take care of him. Dat’s butterfly faith” (page 200). The void in their hearts is so deep that they forget that, even in this difficult time, God is working out a plan for their lives. Can Kevin and Marcia remember their love for God—and for each other—before it is too late?

In her novel, On Butterfly Faith, Katrina L. Wampler paints a vivid picture of love and loss, of anger and redemption. Most of all, this story shows the amazing gift of forgiveness—when we learn to forgive ourselves, we can relate better to those around us.

This is the second of Ms. Wampler’s books that I have read. I must say, that it is also my favorite! This is a must read, in my opinion, especially if you are struggling with forgiveness in your life.