Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Metamorphosis: The Beauty & Design of Butterflies


Every artist paints his own nature into his pictures.
 Henry Ward Beecher

The Greek word for “transformed” is Metamorphoō - to change into another form, to transform, to transfigure. From it we get metamorphosis ... 
With the understanding that God has revealed Himself to us both in His Word & His Works (creation), I’ve learned to try to figure out what God might have been wanting us to better understand when He created certain things ...  via

 via Henley the Great Dane Says "Boof!" (Thanks for sharing this amazing video, Bunny!)

I think butterflies, in particular, are a beauty-full illustration to help us understand, among other things perhaps:

2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:  The old has gone, the new is here!  

2 Corinthians 3:17-18:  17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Romans 12:1 & 2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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