Salt Lake City, July (image of Jesus in a three-gallon container of spumoni at an ice cream shop) [KSL-TV (Salt Lake City), 7-10-08]
Salinas, Calif., July (image of Mary in the floor drain of a restaurant undergoing renovation) [KGTV (San Diego), 7-28-08]
Monterey, Calif., May (image of Mary in the leg wound of a biker who slid 50 feet along the pavement when he lost control of his motorcycle) [WLBZ-TV (Bangor, Maine), 5-7-08]
Darlington, England, April (image of Jesus in the foil wrapping on a bottle of cider served at the Tanners Hall pub) [Daily Mail (London), 5-1-08]
Lorain, Ohio, April (image of Jesus in a woman's ultrasound picture) [WBRC-TV (Birmingham, Ala.), 4-28-08]
Iowa City, Iowa, May (joint appearance of Jesus and Mary on a plastic bag used to bring home groceries from Wal-Mart) [Iowa City Press-Citizen, 5-22-08]
And now, from Pittsburg, Texas:
Do you see Jesus in this moth?
By Courtney Lane - email
PITTSBURG, TX (KLTV) - From rocks to a Cheeto, it seems people are finding the image of Jesus everywhere.
Now from east Texas, check out this living, breathing moth.
"His hair right here and you can see the mustache and the beard and there's a little slit right there that looks like His mouth and when he would move the mouth would open so it looked like he was trying to talk to you," said Kirk Harper.
Harper spotted the moth on an RV trailer Monday and right away could tell it was unique.
"I immediately thought it looked like Jesus and that was what was so cool cause you've seen His face in grilled cheese sandwiches and windows and things but on a moth's back," said Harper. "We thought that was pretty neat."
Jesus not on the wings of a dove, but the wings of this moth. The RV shop's owner immediately took it to his church.
Brother James Jordan with the Emmanuel Baptist Church thinks the patterns do resemble Jesus better in person than in these blown-up pictures.
But he adds, that's all it is. "I don't want to bow down to it. It's not Jesus, it's just an image on something God created," said Jordan.
But this creation has become the talk of the town in Pittsburg, Texas, prompting Jordan to give this reminder at church.
"The word of God says that all creation declares His glory," he said. "But we're also warned in Romans 1 that we shouldn't worship created things. We should worship the Creator."
A Creator which he says can reach out to us in strange ways. "If He can do that on a little moth, He can do mighty things in our lives," said Jordan.
Members are keeping the moth at the church. They say if anyone wants to buy it, the money would go towards relocating the church.
There is also a claim of a similar moth at a Crestview, Florida tanning salon - http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/moth_10669___article.html/crestview_jesus.html