“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18
I played with many wonderful toys as a child. I like to think I grew up in the golden age of toys. Every toy that I had was accompanied by a movie or a TV show. I loved playing with G.I. Joe, He-man and the Masters of the Universe, Star Wars, and perhaps my favorite the Transformers. The transformers were a toy created by Hasbro. They were, “robots in disguise.” They possessed the ability to transform from a robot into a car, truck, or a plane. Who wouldn’t like a toy like this?
Unlike many of the toys from my childhood, the transformers are still around. In fact, the movie franchise continues to this day. Multiple new cartoons have been released over the years. There’s something about this toy that resonates with so many people, over so many years. I wonder if it is the ability to transform?
As a child with a great imagination, I often looked at these toys and thought wouldn’t it be great if I could become something else? As an adult, I think many of us wonder if we could ever change? Could we possibly become something better than we are today? Could the people around us change, transform into something better?
At the heart of the good news of God‘s message for His people is the gift of transformation. Through our connection with God, and the gift of God‘s amazing grace, we can become a new creation. This is not an easy process. Rarely does it happen overnight. Our change, as a people of faith, takes place. Transformation takes place over time as our connection to God grows. Through a disciplined spiritual life and an intentional seeking after God, we tio become transformers. We become the very image of God we were intended to be. We are “more than meets the eyes.”
Today, I offer a word of hope and encouragement. We too will be transformed. May God grant us eyes to see how close He is to us and the wisdom to take hold of the grace freely offered to us all.
– Rev. Keith King, Pastor of Worship