Romans 8—what a great chapter about freedom in Christ! It starts out:
“So now there is no condemnation to those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death” – Romans 8:1,2 NLT.
“Condemnation” is what God dealt the serpent Satan way back in Genesis. It’s what confined him to crawling about earth-bound. God to Satan way back in Eden:
“Because you have done this,
… On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel” – Genesis 3:14,15 NKJV
But those who belong to Christ Jesus no longer “walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit” NKJV
Walking according to the flesh is that old earth-bound life.
Walking according to the Spirit is set being free for eternity from those earth-bound limitations.
What better way to depict this transformation than the butterfly, which has gone from creeping on the ground to flying free in all her butterfly beauty.
I used butterfly stencils for this entry, pigma micron pens for outlining, pencil crayons to do the coloring, a white pen for detailing, and my pink gelato to highlight the verse.