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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?




Are you thirsty for living water? Come to Jesus, my friend, and drink!



Two Disciples on the
Road to Emmaus

Two of Jesus' followers were on their way back to their home in Emmaus from Jerusalem on the first Easter Sunday.

As they were talking together about all the things that had happened, Jesus Himself joined them. But they didn't recognize Him.

He asked them, "What are you discussing that makes you so sad?"

Cleopas answered, "Are you a stranger in Jerusalem? How come you don't know what's been happening there lately?"

Jesus said, "What things?"

"The things about Jesus of Nazareth, Who was a mighty prophet -- not only in Word but in actions as well. The religious rulers had him condemned to death and crucified Him, but we thought He was the One Who was going to save Israel. And not only that, today is the third day since He was crucified. Some of our women astonished us because they didn't find His body when they visited the grave this morning! Not only that, they told us they had seen angels who told them that Jesus is alive!

Certain disciples who were with us also went to the sepulcher and they found it just as the women had described."

Then Jesus said to them, "O foolish ones and so slow to believe all the prophets have foretold. Shouldn't Christ have suffered and entered into His glory?"

Then beginning with the writings of Moses and all the prophets He shared with them from the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

As they drew near to Emmaus, the stranger acted as though He was going to continue on His journey, but they stopped him and said, "Stay with us, for its getting toward evening and the day is almost over."

And He went in to stay with them.

As He was sharing the evening meal with them, He took bread and blessed it and broke it. And He gave it to them. Immediately their eyes were opened and they knew Him, but He vanished from their sight!

They asked each other, "Didn't our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the road and when He explained the Scriptures?"

Even though it was night, they hurried back to Jerusalem and found that the 11 disciples who were gathered together and also others who were with them.

The 11 disciples greeted these two believers from Emmaus with startling news, "The Lord is truly risen and He has appeared to Peter!"

Then the two from Emmaus shared with the others how the Lord revealed Himself to them when He broke bread with them.