Emerging Cicada

My family and I were at a local playground a few evenings ago. I saw something curious on the side of a little playhouse. It looked like some sort of toy sticking out horizontally from the outer wall. I looked closer and it was moving!

It was a cicada. And we caught it during it’s moment of emerging from it’s exoskeleton (also known as the exuviae). I couldn’t help but think about how the new comes out of the old…..

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV

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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.