The thing that fascinates me the most about butterflies is their transformation from a caterpillar into a butterfly.
As a caterpillar, they feed and feed until it's time for them to go into their larva stage. Then, when it's fully grown, the caterpillar stops eating and goes into the pupa stage. This is where the miracle of transformation takes place. Over time, within the safe place of the pupa, the caterpillar is gradually transformed into it's full beauty. Then the day comes when the transformation is complete and out from the pupa emerges a beautiful butterfly and off it goes into the world to be and do what it was designed to be and do.
This made me think about my life and the different stages of learning and growing as a person that I went through. For me, as a follower of Christ, there are times when I have spent time in a quiet protected place while God works on me from within and does a transforming work on me, and then, like the butterfly, I emerge from that place a new person and then carry on living and being and doing what He designed me to be and do.