As part of our Easter Art project, Susan Smith shares reflections on her own journey with the impact of the resurrection.
The painting, (comprised of painted over images copied and pasted from the internet to give a semblance of reality to a project created by a non-artist), depicts a caterpillar progressively dying inside its growing chrysalis 'tomb', hanging from the branch of a tree. This can be likened to the human experience of death. To the non-believer, this is sometimes viewed as the end or complete cessation of existence, but God, the Creator, uses nature, His creation, to teach us spiritual truths which have a substantial significance for those He created in His likeness. The caterpillar ceased to exist as an earthbound being, but from the chrysalis, emerged as a glistening monarch butterfly, effortlessly flying at will to delightful nectar-laden flowers with sweet perfume.
Jesus Christ, through His sacrificial death and resurrection, became victor over sin, sickness, and death, so that we could experience new life with Him and after death, be resurrected in heavenly spiritual bodies and experience the delights of unfettered life with Him, the eternal King of kings and Lord of lords.