The butterfly might not be most obvious symbol for today. I don’t know where you are but we had windchill values of -30 C this morning so there wasn’t much spring laying around. But, the butterfly is my favourite resurrection symbol. There is something amazing in how a butterfly begins as a caterpillar, seems to die after creating its own casket, and then emerges as a brand new kind of life.
If I was looking for another symbol for the resurrection of Jesus it would probably be a heart. A big red, Valentine heart that has “I love you!” written on it. This year of the many possible themes arising from Easter Sunday, the one that struck me was love.
Yes it is certainly true that Jesus’ resurrection ratified what he said about himself and what was prophesied about him but the reason for it all was love.