Cross Moth

Late one evening last summer, I was coming home from a night out with my parents.  As I approached the house, I noticed a moth with unusual markings on its wings perched on my door.  It was dark out, but even by the dim patio light I could see that the design resembled that of a cross.  I walked into the house, tired, thinking that I should get a picture of it, but then I got distracted, forgot all about it, and went to bed.

The next morning, I let the dogs out and remembered the moth on the front door.  I checked and was shocked to find that it was still there.  I went back inside, grabbed my camera, snapped a few shots, then downloaded them to see how they looked.  I was not at all happy with the close-ups – – they were all blurry.  The clearest photo was the one posted above.  So I went back outside to get a better picture.

The moth was gone.

Why was it there all night, and then suddenly gone once I took the picture?

I had never seen a moth like that in my entire life (I grew-up playing in the woods where collecting bugs was pretty-much a requirement).  I went back to the computer and looked at the enlarged image.  Is it me, or does that design on the wings look, not merely like a cross, but like a figure on a cross (if you click on the picture you can see an enlarged view of it).   Having recently become a Christian, I couldn’t help but think there was some special purpose behind this entire episode.  What that special purpose was?  I still haven’t quite figured that out yet.  But I really like the following quote I found online about this type of moth (called the Clymene moth), and I’m going to stick with this interpretation for now:

“When you see one of these moths

it means that your prayer has been answered

 and that the place where you found it

 is protected by angels.”


April 29, 2012 This post was written by Categories: The Search For A Higher Power Tagged with:

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