Evidence of The Resurrection

How to Experience
The Ultimate Metamorphosis

Have you ever been hiking outside enjoying the fresh air when suddenly you've been visited by an exquisite winged creature known as a butterfly? What a treat it is watching these shimmering creatures flit from flower to flower flashing brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and all of the colors of the rainbow depending on what type of butterfly you see.

The special hand of the Creator God can clearly be seen in the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Even strong believers in evolution can experience a twinge or two watching the amazing change from a caterpillar to butterfly as it emerges from its cocoon after being tucked away from the watchful eye during the amazing stages of metamorphosis.

Darwin had his own ideas of how all life came into being. He believed that a process known as natural selection was responsible for all the humans, animals and plants that have ever existed. Darwin thought that natural selection worked through a series of slight modifications over millions of years.

Here's what Darwin admitted about a weakness in his belief system:

"If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." However, Darwin was certain that there were no examples to contradict what he believed.

Although Darwin felt he had never seen an example to rebute his ideas, consider that the butterfly is proof of dramatic change without slight modification.

A caterpillar does not simply grow wings while tucked safely away in his little cocoon, he changes completely. He loses 6 legs and 3 segments of his body. This would be enough to rebuke the theory of slight modification, yet the butterfly's story doesn’t end there. Its number of eyes decreases and its jaw is replaced by a sucking tube! Adding to the total amount of changes is the addition of reproductive capabilities. All this is more than slight modification -- even before you take into account his new set of wings.

The butterfly is set about in this world as a completely different creature than he began, and it is not by chance nor by adaptation that this occurs but through intentional design. The butterfly’s journey from larvae to adult is a proven solid argument for creation.

When a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, his entire purpose changes. The caterpillar is really rather destructive in purpose. While he is food for birds and other creatures, he feeds on trees and plants, often destroying their beauty in the process. Once he turns into a butterfly, his entire intention changes, as now he is largely responsible for the germination of plants and flowers. Thus, this is proof that the radical undertaking the caterpillar goes through during metamorphosis is not about adaptation, but about creation in its entirety.

When a caterpillar sleeps in his cocoon and then later emerges as a butterfly, this also reminds us that the same thing can happen to us spiritually as well as physically, but in a different way of course.

When we are born into this world the Bible says that we are dead in trespasses and sins and need to experience spiritual life. Second Corinthians 5: 17 states that whoever is IN Christ is a new creation! Jesus said that we must be born again.

Jesus said that he would come again and that those who trust Him who are alive at his coming won't die but will be changed in an instant at the last trumpet. However, if the Lord Jesus doesn't return before we die, believers' bodies will be raised from the dead! Those who trust in the Lord will have bodies like the resurrection body of Jesus Christ.

Wow!!!!!!! What a metamorphosis that will be!

The Bible tells us that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. For example, one of the 10 commandments commands us not to lie. There is a penalty attached to breaking any part of God's Law. It is death. In Romans 6:23 we read that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Have you ever told a lie?

Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment we deserve for breaking God's Law. He was buried, but rose again from the dead on the third day.

I urge you to trust Jesus to save you right now.

Why not experience the ultimate metamorphosis?

The Miraculous Catch of Fish

After Jesus rose again, He showed Himself to his disciples at the Sea of Galilee.

And here's how it happened. Simon Peter and several other disciples had returned to their old business of fishing and they had fished all night, but caught nothing. In the morning, Jesus stood on the seashore, but the disciples didn't recognize Him.

Jesus asked them, "Children, do you have any meat?"

"No," they answered.

Then He commanded, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you'll find."

So they wisely obeyed even though they still didn't know who He was. They cast their net into the sea one more time. Although they had been fishing all night with no results, this time they caught so many fish they weren't able to lift them into the boat!

Suddenly John recognized Jesus! "It's the Lord!" He exclaimed to Peter.

Then Peter hurriedly wrapped his coat around him and threw himself into the water to swim to Jesus.

The other disciples followed in a small boat dragging the net filled with fishes behind them. When they arrived on land, they found a coal fire burning and fish laid on it and bread too.

Jesus called to them, "Bring the fish you've caught."

So Peter dragged the net to land full of large fish -- all 153 of them! Even though there were so many fish, the net didn't break.

Jesus said to his disciples, "Come and eat."

None of the disciples dared ask Him Who He was since they know it was the Lord.

Then Jesus gave the hungry disciples bread and fish for breakfast.

This was the third time Jesus showed himself to His disciples after He risen from the dead.