Easter Butterflies

Anticipating Easter Sunday, I painted a number of butterflies to represent the message Easter offers each of us. They have been released daily this past week at BenComptonArt’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Although butterflies in the Bible aren’t mentioned explicitly, their lifecycle is a remarkable illustration from nature of the transforming work of Jesus Christ in the lives of believers. The Bible says that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation. The old life is gone, and the new life has begun (2 Corinthians 5:17). The same God who takes a caterpillar and changes it into a butterfly, transforms sinners into saints.” By Mary Fairchild June 11, 2020

PALM SUNDAY: Jesus entered Jerusalem.
“When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” Matthew 21: 10″
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
HOLY MONDAY; Jesus freed the sacrificial animals and cleansed the temple.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
HOLY TUESDAY: Jesus taught at the temple.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
HOLY (SPY) WEDNESDAY; A disciple named Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for pieces of silver.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

MAUNDY THURSDAY:  The Last Supper with the disciples.  “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  John 13: 34-35

GOOD FRIDAY: Jesus was crucified on a cross. Darkness covered the whole earth.
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:4
“So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 15:42–44
RESURRECTION SUNDAY: Jesus is Risen! His death, burial and resurrection paid for our sins and gives all who believe in Him eternal life.
“For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, 1 Thessalonians 4:14