The Dragonfly – Lessons from Metamorphosis.

SONY DSCThis photograph was taken at the Lily Loch and depicts a female drsgonfly in the act of laying eggs. I had noted it bobbing up and down over the same spot. Dragonflies are among those insects that lay their eggs in water. Thus their larval stage hatch and grow underwater, when they have grown to a certain size the larva will climb a red and emerge from the water and pupates. The larva effectively turns itself into a soup and reforms itself as an adult dragonfly. This type of life cycle speaks of a designer who has preprogrammed these phases into their DNA. How could such changes evolve through random chance? It is far too complicated. The second point is that the dragonfly cannot return to the medium in which it hatched without it being trapped by the surface tension of the water. The consequences would be fatal. Here is an analogy of the born-again believer who becomes a new person in Christ Jesus. As it says in Romans 12:2a “Do not conform and longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Yet equally it has to complete its life-cycle by laying its eggs in the very water that could kill it. Likewise mature Christians have to break out of the “Holy huddle” mentality to plant the seed of the Gospel in the world they have come out of. It is just a question of balance.
David G. Rose 2012.

About davidgrose

I am a Bible believing Christian, brought up in the Brethren Movement, and now find myself associating with charismatics even though I do not always agree with them. I am in full-time employment. I have interests in history and photography amongst others.
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2 Responses to The Dragonfly – Lessons from Metamorphosis.

  1. Carol Bower says:

    wish I could take photos like that. perhaps I need to ask the Lord for more patience.

  2. Dorothy Dawson says:

    Yes Transformation is the key. I relate to this as I pondered the same in the life cycle of the Butterfly when first becoming a Christain. Thankyou for reminding me.

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