I really love butterflies! I find them to be some of the most remarkable creatures on the planet. They are such beautiful winged insects whose life cycle carries so much meaning and symbolism to the growth process of being a Christian. Many of us have experienced our own “metamorphosis”, as we become new creatures in Christ and become one with Him. Another thing that is also similar, is that the transformation often occurs in stages. Sometimes these stages of life for a butterfly may be uncomfortable and even painful, but in the end a beautiful butterfly emerges, souring high and rising above all of the layers that it had to shed along the journey. As we come to Jesus our life is renewed through the healing and life changing love of God, because of what Jesus has done for us. Just as the caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, shedding off the old, we too can be like a butterfly. It won't be without pain and it may not be an easy process, but as we battle against the old and keep our focus on the Savior, He will give us the strength to do so, through His Atonement.