Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fleeting Moments

By Hazel Holland

As I was painting these impressionistic butterflies I wanted to depict their delicate beauty and remember the struggle they had gone through to emerge from their cocoons with their new bodies and wings intact.

The transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly is a scientific wonder that only the heart of God could have imagined and created.  I feel sure He had each one of us in mind when He created them, because they are a reminder to us of the life-changing encounter we may all experience with the living Christ.

Butterflies are here today and gone tomorrow because their life cycle is very short.  Our life cycle is short too when you put it into perspective with eternity, isn't it?  But we both have a destiny to fulfill while we are here.  

The fleeting moments of our lives cannot be extinguished like the butterfly's, because His resurrection life lives in us.  Although we may physically die, our spirits will remain alive in Jesus Christ.  Because we have been transformed by His Spirit, we will soar again... like beautiful butterflies.

To see a larger copy of this art print clear here.

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