Beauty Behind Butterflies
When I think of butterflies I think of beautiful colors. In Aug of 2012, I gained an obsession of butterflies. I became fascinated about how they look, how they start from a tiny caterpillar and then grown and become such beautiful creatures. I started my own butterfly garden so that I may capture these creatures for myself and observe them in their natural habitat. They would lay eggs, and when the eggs would hatch I would bring them inside until they became butterflies and release them back into the wild to let the cycle continue.
As I capture moments of these magnificent creatures flying around, I can't help but to observe each species has its own look. They all look different and are particular about which foods they eat. For example a monarch will lay eggs on its host plant the milkweed while the gulf fritillary will lay eggs on its host plant the passion vine. After the caterpillar hatches they will only eat from that host plant.
While observing these butterflies roam around in nature, I wonder if this is how God watches us. Is it possible that before sin entered the world butterflies were more beautiful than they are now? Studies have shown that we were taller before sin took place. The earth has heavily deteriorated since sin first entered the world. Therefore there is a possibility that butterflies were more interesting to watch in the Garden of Eden.
Are we like butterflies with different colors (personalities) and looks? I think it is a safe comparison to make. Even though sin has deteriorated our image, we can still show God's love through our own colors. We can uplift his name and let other's see the greatness in him.
When I see butterflies I see God's goodness,
I see his grace,
I see his beauty,
and I see his love
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