A Flying Miracle

O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions. Psalm 104:24.

Among God’s creatures, the butterfly id one of the most stunningly beautiful! Its gentle flight, colorful wings, and amazing migratory patterns are traits that make the butterfly a masterpiece of the natural world.

This flying insect, while supplying us with visual enjoyment, also supplies with amazing examples of the marvels of God’s creative work.


For instance, the majestic monarch butterfly can travel 3,000 miles on its migration to Central America—only to end up at the same tree its parents or even grandparents landed on a generation or two earlier. It does this guided by a brain the size of a pinhead (pin-heads let us rejoice).

Or consider the monarch’s metamorphosis. After the caterpillar builds a chrysalis around itself, it release a chemical that turns its insides to mush—no perceptible parts. Somehow from this emerges the brain, internal parts, head, legs, and wings of a butterfly.

One butterfly expert said, “The creation of the body of a caterpillar into the body and wings of a butterfly is…one of the wonders of life on earth.” Another expert feels that this metamorphosis is “rightly regarded as a miracle.” “How manifold ( the word pictures God’s wisdom as much varied, with many shades, tints, hues, and colorful expressions) are God’s works!” (Psalm 104:24) and the butterfly is but one of them —. Dave Branon.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 18:37:51

    Great post, Manny.

    As you know, I am also very fond of butterflies. Only God could have been so creative. Most of the butterflies in Arkansas are not very colorful (I’m a pinhead on the subject.) But every time I see one I’m reminded of God’s love and greatness.

    Have a great Sunday my friend and I hope you see a butterfly today…


    • Mannyr
      Jul 14, 2013 @ 22:07:25

      it is amazing to me that people actually claim there is on God. Just this one example points to a creative design,by a creator with infinite knowledge. Butterflies are one awesome insect. I will probably not see one today as it is to hot for me outside. I hope you and your family enjoy the day to the max.

      Blessings In Jesus name


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