The butterfly has long been a symbol of resurrection. The butterfly symbolizes rebirth to a new life after being inside a cocoon for a period of time.
To understand the symbolism, it is important to understand the life cycle of a butterfly. The butterfly has three phases during its life: the caterpillar, the chrysalis or cocoon and the butterfly. The caterpillar simply eats, symbolizing normal earthly life when people are preoccupied with attending to their normal earthly needs. The caterpillar rotates in a chrysalis or cocoon, similar to the grave. The butterfly emerges from the cocoon, representing the resurrection and a glorious new life, free from material restrictions.
This symbolism also traces the life of Christ. When Christ died on the cross, He was placed in a tomb. After three days he rose from the dead. In the resurrection of Jesus, God was doing the same thing He does when He makes butterflies out of worms. When people die, due to the resurrection of Christ, we know that it is also possible for them to live again.
The butterfly symbolizes the resurrection. The symbolism is related to the following verses, written by Paul. The theme of Paul’s teachings is that “we will all be transformed” (1 Corinthians 15:51). The Christian hope is that what is sown in the grave as a weak mortal body will rise again as an indestructible spiritual body that is not subject to temptation, to pain. , death or pain. (1 Corinthians 15: 44-54) Through death, the spirit will escape, not from its body, but from the vulnerabilities and difficulties of mortal flesh. The victory of eternal life over death represented by the butterfly makes it a favorite image on ancient tombstones.
“So it will be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it will rise imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it will rise in glory; it is sown in weakness, it will rise in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. “. (1 Corinthians 15: 42-44)
“For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised incorrigible, and we will be transformed” (1 Corinthians 15: 52b).
There is a butterfly named after the Cleopatra butterfly that appears during the Easter season. In some countries, the nickname for this butterfly is the “Easter Jesus”. The “Easter Jesus” and indeed all the butterflies can serve as a reminder of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how his sacrifice has given us all the opportunity for eternal life.