As I got older, I learned about butterflies in school too. With my mind's eye, I can still see the word METAMORPHOSIS neatly written in white chalk across the chalkboard. I can still hear my fellow students attempting to pronounce it and wondering about its significance. I would soon learn that the word metamorphosis had layers of meaning as I also realized that God was not only an imaginative and creative artist, but He was also an ingenious and brilliant scientist. At first glance it may seem like art and science are two separate and distinct subjects, but they are really two sides of the same coin. There is artistic beauty in the intelligent design of science, and the purposeful ordered design of science is an integral component of artistic expression. The life cycle of the butterfly is the perfect example of that.
|Life of the butterfly|
The mechanics and artistry of God's blueprint are revealed as one creature literally turns itself into something that looks and moves in a completely different way. It's the same animal, just revolutionized into a new and different manifestation of itself.
In the same way, God transforms us through Christ. We begin life as immature believers limited by our humanity and inexperience with God, but as God walks along with us through life we are transformed through the chrysalis of Christ into mature Christians who love and move through the grace of the Holy Spirit. We are the same creature, just transformed into a new identity in Christ.
Metamorphosis is the marriage of science and art. It is God's refining process, His method of cultivating and cleansing His creation. Creation is to be admired (not worshiped) because it's aesthetic beauty and organized design are a direct reflection of the power of our Creator. It is the evidence, the very fingerprints, of God Himself. It is God beckoning you to notice the simple beauty of a butterfly gliding through the air, made to preform just for you. It just may bring a smile to your face too.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can pray like this: