New Life

Photo of Butterfly on Crab Apple Tree Blossoms

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

Another Photo of Butterfly on Crab Apple Tree Blossoms

I was looking at these pictures and thought how the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly can be compared to receiving Jesus, the transformation that happens when we open our hearts and have faith in Him.  We are reborn, transformed, given new life.  Our old self dies and we have a new life in Christ.

I also like the way the New Living Translation puts it:

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

Dear Lord, Thank you for my new life.  Thank you for transforming me, for taking away the power of sin and death on the cross.

To read more about the life cycle of a butterfly, check out this website: http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml