photo taken of butterfly taken up in the mountains a few days ago
"And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
A couple of days ago on the banks of the Provo River, we saw a beautiful yellow and black caterpillar. It was one of the biggest ones I had ever seen. I have always found the transformation from a crawling insect to a graceful flying creature as one of God's greatest beauties on this earth. There is alot of symbolism we can learn about the process of transformation of the caterpillar and how it applies in our lives.
The transformation from caterpillar to a butterfly is nothing short of magical. Butterflies represent light, glory, and joy. The caterpillar to the butterfly is a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis. From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in his unfurling glory. This unwavering acceptance of his metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith.. and being faithful.