Why paint the
life cycle of the butterfly?
I cannot think of a more perfect way to express what Jesus said to Nicodemus when he went to visit him by the cover
Nicodemus was a member of the Sanhedrin and they had been warned that if they became a follower of Jesus, they would be excommunicated
from the synagogue and from society. For Nicodemus as Israel's teacher, this was a very real threat.
Recognising that Jesus had been sent
by God he wanted to know more, but Jesus surprised him by saying three times,
you are born again of the Spirit you cannot enter into the Kingdom of heaven." John 3 verse 3
Whatever did Jesus mean by that?
Look at the picture and think about the butterfly, it too is born twice; once as a Caterpiller and then
as a Butterfly.
A total transformation!
Have you ever been so stuffed full of the world, much like the caterpiller, to the point of being sick to death of life? Are you so disillusioned that you begin to think,
'It's the biggest con out and there must be something more to it than mere existence?'
This is what
happens when, because of our disillusionment with ourselves and this world, we invite Jesus into our lives.
We like the butterfly are transformed!
We are a new creation in Christ Jesus, the old life has gone. He cleans us up, forgiving our sins, turns us inside out, upside down, back to front and
right ways out and He fills us with His Spirit.
We enter a new life with Him as our guide and comforter.
Christianity is not a religion, it is a living vital relationship with the living Lord Jesus and the only qualification for heaven!
Did you ever watch the film The Matrix?
The main character was given the choice to stay in the Matrix by taking the green pill or to come into the realm of the supernatural
world by taking the red pill offered.
God the Creater is a supernatural being and when we accept Jesus as our
Saviour and Lord, you enter into the supernatural world of God.
There is much more to this life than you ever
Being 'Born Again'of the Spirit you begin to see life from a totally different perspective.
Colour for instance takes on a whole new concept and understanding. You have entered the realm of God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
are transfered from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light! Life takes on a whole new perspective, God's!
He says, " My thoughts are not your thoughts. And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55 verse 8,9
This is where it gets exciting and sometimes hair raising, but it is the only way to truly live your life. Trust Him and you will never be
disappointed; confused maybe, but in the end you will look back and see,
"And we know that God causes everything to work together
for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." Romans 8 verse 28.