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.

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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.

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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…

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    • 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
      Manny

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