Transformers

Now about eight days after this had been said, he took with him Peter, John and James and went up the mountain to pray.

And it happened that, as he was praying, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became sparkling white. ” Luke 9:28-29

The least liked movie genre for me is sci-fi.  If the movie “Transformers” fall in that category, it was no wonder i never get to finish it.  But I get to see those scenes when the car turns into a robot, and I admit that as it happened,  that same time I transformed into that little kid again as I watch in awe and wonder.  But just for a few moments… then I get bored, and got back to my old and “dramatic” self.

So what transforms you? New car, new career, new hairstyle, new perfume, new smartphone, new movie? Notice that anything “new” somehow lifts us to a higher level of self-assurance seducing us into the fallacy that these things are what would make us happy.  And perhaps they do, but just for a while.  For a brief and fleeting time.  For when the new becomes old, the same things that once lifted us, soon pulls us back into the trap of familiarity, which of course, breeds contempt and dissatisfaction.  These are the outward transformers that only the eyes can see.

However, there are “transformers” that are just the exact opposite.  True love, family, friendship, death, tragedies, illness, these come in with extras, at times, super sized or bottomless. Like joy, warmth, empathy, pain, suffering, endurance, wisdom… These kind of transformers are all life-changing. Once we experience any of these, we can never go back to our old self, there is no turning back.  We will never be the same.

And the Word of God is the ultimate transformer…  No matter how we try to ignore it, deny it, forget it, dispute it…Once the seed is planted in our hearts, it’ll find its way to be heard, understood and accepted. His Word kindles a spark in our boring and dull old selves that makes us come alive.  And transforms our dead-like existence to a life that is not only full, but overwhelming that we cannot ask for more…  A life that makes us feel forever young, fresh and new.