The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly is one of God’s many, many amazing wonders. Miraculously, and through processes which I cannot understand, what was once a small caterpillar confined to the groundÂ is morphedÂ into a gorgeous butterfly that can soar through the air. It’s body looks nothing like it’s former self, with perhaps only a similar color pattern remaining. It is itself, and yet it isn’t. It’s still the same being, but it is completely new.
It is a good metaphor for our Christian transformation as well.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV
In God’s miraculous way, He takes broken, sinful hearts, and makes them new. Like the butterfly, we can be transformed into a new creation through the power and blood of Jesus Christ. It is even more beautiful and amazing than the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Many may try to change their ways on their own, but this kind of change is something that only God can accomplish. Isn’t He amazing?