The Butterfly has been said to be symbolic of the Resurrection

Today one of the three chrysalis transformed into a beautiful Monarch butterfly. Unfortunately, we did not get to see it emerge. I feel like we just missed it as it continued to hang upside down for it’s wings to fully expand and dry. Once we took it out of the container it hung upside down on Cayley’s finger for over 20 minutes. Needless to saw we were able to observe many of its details up close. We did finally put it outside and watched it fly away to begin a new life cycle as it will be ready to mate in 4-7 days.  We still have two more chrysalis and hopefully we will be able to witness it exit the chrysalis.

The Butterfly has been said to be symbolic of the Resurrection. I believe I heard this illustration during my Catholic school years.

  1. The caterpillar which just eats represents daily normal earthly life where people are preoccupied with taking care of their physical needs.

  2. The chrysalis resembles the tomb.

  3. The butterfly represents the resurrection. The butterfly emerges into a glorious new life free of material restrictions.

So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)

God’s Creation is Amazing, Take Time to Watch and Be in Awe

Within a matter of minutes Cayley and I watch one caterpillar, then the next, and finally the last one shed it’s skin for the last time as it passed from the larval (caterpillar) stage to the pupa (chrysalis) stage of metamorphosis.

Under the caterpillar’s skin this time is a jade green casing which is called a chrysalis. Inside the chrysalis, which is only about an inch long, the caterpillar will miraculously transform into a beautiful butterfly. We must wait 9-14 days to watch our butterflies emerge.

Today’s lesson was fun and educational to watch. I took these time lapse photos. Once hubby is home I can have him show me how to upload the video I took. Blessings and may you too find awe in God’s creation.