This Easter banner contains the single word “Rejoice,” the opposite of the initial fear the women felt at the empty tomb, and is also an echo of the angels’ song at Christmastime, good news of “great joy.” The large multicolored butterfly is an early Christian symbol for resurrection and is also a sign of transformation.
Just as a caterpillar remains buried in its chrysalis for a time but then emerges as a butterfly, an entirely new and much more beautiful creation, so we die with Christ and will be raised to newness of life, in a new and entirely more glorious configuration.
The colors represent all the seasons of the church year (as do the various metallic threads) and all human emotions as well. God’s people are a rainbow coalition
of the redeemed.