The unique wood grains in this cedar cross suggest a subtle Christ figure hanging on the cross. The butterfly reminds us of Christ's resurrection that followed his suffering on the cross.
The butterfly is a living parable of the promise of resurrection as the caterpillar (Jesus) goes into the cocoon (tomb) and emerges from the chrysalis (leaving the old behind) as a butterfly (made new in the risen Christ) to soar free.
The butterfly also symbolizes my freedom in Christ today on Earth, as I lay my burdens at His feet and soar light and free as a butterfly with the wind of the Holy Spirit beneath my wings.
"If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old has passed; behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17