Missing Pieces


I saw this beautiful butterfly on my orange Zinnias today, as I was mowing my back yard. He did not seem to mind as I got very close with my iPhone to get a few photos. Later, when I looked at the photos I noticed he had the outer edge of his right wing missing as well as one of the tail pieces.  I had to think how this butterfly is just like us with all of our flaws and missing pieces. Best of all, I saw it did not make it any less beautiful at all. With all of our flaws, we too are still beautiful, created in the image of God.

Beautiful creature

Even with missing pieces

We are still worthwhile


iPhone Photos: Dwight L. Roth





35 thoughts on “Missing Pieces

  1. Awww. This really made me feel good this evening. I spent the day at my grandkids’ birthday party and we saw a little monarch sitting on top of a bunch of purple sun flower. My 17 month old loved watching it. You and I connected today.

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  2. Oh so true… and if you had not pointed them out, I would not have even noticed the flaws! It’s like that with most of our flaws, too. We see them, because we scrutinize ourselves, but most folks don’t notice. And isn’t it reassuring to know, God only looks at our hearts!?

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  3. This is one beautiful butterfly, Dwight. Missing pieces and all. I love what you
    write to compare the butterflies and ourselves.
    Like you I adore butterflies and delight every day possible.
    Lovely poem to go with your prose and picture.


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