The Butterfly People

July 19, 2011
It was on that tragic evening that I first saw the Butterfly people. It was a normal Sunday evening. I was driving through town on my way to church. There was a look of severe weather in the sky, but I ignored it because I was to busy trying to get to church on time.

Suddenly, it started raining. It wasn't a soft, gentle rain. It was a hard, pounding, and persistent pour. Then, it struck. It started out as a small funnel, but as soon as it touched down, it grew into a raging monster. Trees, wood, houses, and people were flying everywhere. I panicked. I didn't know what to do. The funnel picked up my car and tossed it into the air. " Jesus, protect me!" I gasped as I closed my eyes in terror.

Suddenly, a sense of peace enveloped me. I opened my eyes and was filled with amazement. I saw people, yet they were not people, floating in the air. They were so bright it was hard to look at them. And they had wings that were made of the fullest and whitest feathers I have ever seen. As I watched in wonder, I realized that they were carrying people into the sky. Then one of them looked at me, and I found that my car was now on the ground. The tornado was passed, and I was alive.

The reality of the disaster set in when I looked around. People lay dead on the street, buildings were demolished, and I heard screams for help. I rushed to a pile of rubble and started digging for people. I could hear them faintly crying out for someone to rescue them.


It was a week later. Support had showed up from all over the country. People from states away had come to search for survivors and to help in any way they could. Stories of survival popped up all over. Many people praised God for protecting them.

Yet, the stories that had the most impact on me were the ones the children told. They talked not of terror and fear. They told of feeling safe and protected because the Butterfly people were watching and smiling at them. It is the childrens' stories that hit me the hardest. These are true and simple stories of what they saw. It is because of them I know that I did not imagine the things that I saw. The Butterfly people were real. God had sent them to rescue His children, and also to carry some of them home to be with Him.

Children describe some things in the most astounding ways. And in my heart, I believe that this is one of the most beautiful ways to describe the angels of God. The Butterfly people.

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LifeIsPoetry said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 11:01 am
This is a beautiful story! I love the innocence of children, and the way they percieve the world. The emotion and desriptions are good. Also, I like the religious aspect- it's always great to find other Christian writer on Teen Ink!
LifeIsPoetry replied...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 11:04 am
I think I agree with Kailey4 too, though, on your sentences. Some that are more complex or the use of semicolons might improve the flow.
Hopeful_One said...
Jul. 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm
Yay another Christian! :D I loved ur story! The only thing that stood out to me was just one or 2 spelling errors, but other than that it's well written! And I agree with Kailey4; there SHOULD be a Christian forum! :) Keep up the writing, Jesusisalive!!! 
Jesusisalive replied...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:49 am
What words did I mispell? And i didn't like how when I had put something in " quote " it did that wierd thingy. i just noticed it had done that. I don't know if that made much sense. lol. And thank you for your comment. I appreciate it :)
Hopeful_One replied...
Aug. 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm
I honestly can't remember what the spelling errors were lol. I've been at a retreat for a while so when I reread it, nothing's standing out at the moment. And the quote thing IS pretty odd... Does it have something to do with your word document program?
Kailey4 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I loooove this!! It is a bit choppy, though. Try adding some complex sentences---it will help the flow better:)

And I'm glad to encounter another Christian on this sight!! You mentioned you speak in tongues...I don't exactly know what that means, but it sounds interseting....Explain?:) Also what kind of church do you go to? IMa Baptist:) Sorry for the randomness:)

Jesusisalive replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm
Thanks for the comment on the story. :) I go to a non denominational church, but if we " had " to be a denomination it would be Pentacostel. Speaking in tongues is your spirit praying to God. The only way you can speak in tongues is if you have been filled with the Holy Spirit. And God says in the Bible ( I think it is in last chap. of Mark ) that if we believe, we would speak in other tongues. And if you read the story of the pentacost in Acts, it will tell you more about it. I would love to ta... (more »)
Kailey4 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm
Yeah maybe we could talk in the forums? Other christians could join in too. Tomorrow would be a better time for me. :D
Jesusisalive replied...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:46 am
That would be cool. I should be able to get on more often now that I have a computer to use again.
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